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Old 04-16-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
mfilippa
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chmod directories recursively


Hey,

I have thousands of files and directories on my samba server. I changed all permissions (chmod) to <rwx> for owner and <r> for the rest. However, I want directories to be accessible to the rest of the users, for which I need to do:

Code:
# chmod -R u=rwx,go=r *    >> for files
# chmod -R u=rwx,go=rx *   >> for directories
I could not find any way to chmod files and directories differently. One-by-one is not an option. Any ideas on how to do this?

If there is no way around, what is the harm of setting <x> for any file in a samba server for any user? will it execute if called from windoze?

Thanks!
Mariano
 
Old 04-16-2006, 05:23 PM   #2
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Hi,

You could use find:

For files:
find . -type f -exe chmod u=rwx,go=r {} \;

For dirs:
find . -type d -exe chmod u=rwx,go=rx {} \;

This is done recursively from the dir you are in.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
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Code:
find -type f /var/blah/dir/ -exec chmod 744 {} \;
find -type d /var/blah/dir/ -exec chmod 755 {} \;
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:24 PM   #4
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That was easy !

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