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Old 06-04-2001
chmod 777 on all directories do I do that using the "find" command?

I've got 100 directories that each have 2 directories with in them.
Structered like this:
through to

and those 2 directories mentioned above are here:
through to

I need to chmod 777 on /directory1/ and /directory2/

How can I do this really quickly using the find command?
I had to chmod 755 on .cgi files in those directories and I did that using this command:

find . -name "*.cgi" -exec chmod 755 {} \;

How do I modify that command to chmod 777 on all directories but not the files in those directories?
# 2  
Old 06-04-2001
It's clear the "domain" directory is not a universal name and so it's hard to use one find command to chmod all the directories under these "domain" directories - I am presuming you don't want the actual "domain" directories chmodded?

If there are no other directories, other than the ones you wish to operate the chmod command on, in /home/domains you can issue this command:

find /home/domains/*/ -type d -exec chmod 777 {} \;

Which will chmod all the directories under all the directories under /home/domains/domains1-100 - if you get what I mean Smilie

Another way to do it is to make a file which contains all the directory names under /home/domains under which you want the directories chmodded - which you may have if this is a commercial hosting service (an administration file of users/domain names would contain this information).

Put that file in the directory from which you can then issue this command on the command line;

filelist=the file with the list of directories
[cr] = carriage return:

for x in `cat filelist` [cr]
do [cr]
find /home/domains/$x/ -type d -exec chmod 777 {} \; [cr]
done [cr]

Hope this helps.


# 3  
Old 06-04-2001
Thank you very much

Thank you very much. That just saved me a tonne of work Smilie
# 4  
Old 06-04-2001
wouldnt chmod -R 777 /home/domains/*

effectivly do the same things as

find /home/domains/*/ -type d -exec chmod 777 {} \;
# 5  
Old 06-05-2001
chmod -R /home/domains/* would recursively change the permissions on everything underneath the stated path name. Neko only wanted to change the permissions on the directories under the path name he stated. Thus the find command allows us to specify a condition (-type d) on which to operate the chmod command, which will only affect directories, not files.

# 6  
Old 06-05-2001
got ya.
# 7  
Old 07-12-2001
Question New dedicated server and I'm a little confused

I am not entirely new to unix or telnet....but advanced would
be a huge stretch of the imagination.....

I am trying to chmod a directory via root and I'm getting a
no such file or directory message?

correct me if I'm wrong but you simple go to the directory
you want to change permissions on and run this command,
chmod -r 777

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