Why doesn't a wildcard chmod change "dot" files/directories?
I'm trying to change the permissions in a user's home directory after the permissions "went a bit wrong". The obvious thing to do would be to run the following in their home directory:
chmod -R * 777
This should recursively set read/write/execute for user/group/world on all files and all subdirectories, but for some strange reason, it doesn't change hidden file s (those beginning with ".").
Thanks in advance for any help.