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Old 01-24-2012
Unix Find and Chmod Question

I have a folder called "test" and this folder contains lots of other folders as sub folders, i intend to search for all file ending with .bin and then change the files to executable please how do i do this

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chmod +x `find -name *.bin`
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Old 01-24-2012
That's a quick'n'easy way to do it, though it may break down given filenames with spaces in them, or folders with the extension ".bin".

This should be reliable and safe:
Code:
find /path/to/folder/ -name '*.bin' -type f -exec chmod +x '{}' ';'

# 3  
Old 01-24-2012
What have you tried so far? What shell are you using?

Assuming you are in the test directory:

Code:
find . -name \*.bin -type f -exec chmod +x {} \;

Look in the current directory (and traverse sub-directories) for files ending in .bin. If found, run the chmod command on it.

Last edited by gary_w; 01-24-2012 at 11:55 AM.. Reason: Goodhabit to specify files with "-type f" . Thanks Corona. Amended my example.
# 4  
Old 01-24-2012
That'll work.

If you want to put it into one nice single find command, this will work:

Code:
find /test -iname '*.bin' -type f -exec chmod +x {} \;

 
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