file permissions

Corey Edwards tensai at zmonkey.org
Fri Jan 20 11:23:44 MST 2006


On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 10:31 -0700, Stuart Jansen wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 10:13 -0700, Russel Caldwell wrote:
> > Is there an easy way of changing file permissions recursively without
> > changing directory permissions?
> 
> I know there's already two good responses, but neither is 100% correct
> so I'm tossing my hat in the ring.
> 
> find . -type f | xargs chmod u=rwx,g+rx,o= 

To be completely safe you should use null separators to account for
files with spaces.

        find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod ...

Corey

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