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Ok.. will keep that in mind.

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Originally Posted by methyl
@satish51392111 and what has this to do with this thread?
The guy who started this thread asked how to change the permissions of a directory and its contents recursively. That's what I have done without messing up things.

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Hi All,
I want to change a permission 755 only for a folder <log> under the directory recursively /home.
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Originally Posted by methyl;302610543Omg [icode
chmod -R 777[/icode] . There is never ever a reason to issue this sort of idiot command.

Permissions 777 is a security nightmare. My advice to all reading this thread is don't do it.

If I was your boss, I would remove your admin rights permanently.
Of course I know the ruptures 777 can do.. it was just for illustration for God sake! Nothing 'idiot' in this. You can do a 755 in my code

Bottom-line: UNIX is not only about heavy rounds of shell-scripting.

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I want to change a permission 755 only for a folder <log> under the directory recursively /home . but all other folder permission remain same under /home
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The guy who started this thread asked how to change the permissions of a directory and its contents recursively. That's what I have done without messing up things.
Note the bit about all other folder permission remain same - issuing chmod -R is pretty unlikely. On re-reading post #1 I realise that the post could be ambiguous if you read between the lines. Though it never mentions changing the permissions of files within folders at all, another poster has interpreted the wording to mean that the permissions of files within folders change. This means that the post must be ambiguous. I'm still struggling to find the ambiguity. Permissions 755 on data files (or logs?) is unlikely - but quite normal for a directory (though 750 or even 700 would be more usual in /home).

We need the O/P to post a clearer explanation of the requirement preferably with before and after examples.

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