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chmod 777 on all directories below...how do I do that using the "find" command?


 
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Old 07-12-2001

Close, but you do need to specify the file or directory you want to change. So, if you want to chmod /tmp/foo/bar to world read/write/execute, where foo is the directory you want to change, and bar is a subdirectory, you would type:

$ chmod 777 /tmp/foo

If you want to change all files and directories below (contained in) /tmp/foo, you would tyoe:

$ chmod -R 777 /tmp/foo

This above would affect /tmp/foo/bar as well, since it's recursive.

Before you use this, however, make sure you're setting the permissions how you want them. chmod 777 can be a bad thing!
 

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