file permissions

Michael L Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Fri Jan 20 13:19:59 MST 2006


On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 10:53 -0800, Gary Thornock wrote:
> > 
> > To be completely safe you should use null separators to account
> > for files with spaces.
> > 
> >   find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod ...
> 
> You're right, and that's the main reason I usually use find -exec
> instead of find | xargs.

Or Stuart's trick a while back of doing:

find . -type f | while read f; do chmod ... $f ; done


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