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Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Web Developer. PHP Addict. Wordpress Hacker. FOSS Enthusiast. (Micro)Blogger. Photo Hobbyist. Cricket Fanatic. Husband. Dad.

Time to time I come across this problem when I have to move large portions of directories and files from one location to another. Mostly after extracting from tar archives. The directory/file permissions are often messed up depending on the source I copied them or based on the way I copied/archived them. So I used to use this technique to CHMOD directories and files recursively. Today when I was using this I thought of blogging it for my own future reference. If there is a better way feel free to comment.

CHMOD directories only

find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

CHMOD files only

find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
Posted on 29th September 2008 08:34:58