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Old 03-27-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
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Question recursive change of permissions


Hi,

I wan't to change the permissions of a folder and it's subfolders and all the files in it, but I can't figure out how to do it and get the folders and files to have different permisions from eachother?

After some man reading and googling I tried first setting all to 775, and then I wanted to change all the mp3 files to 664.
so my latest atempt was:

chmod -R 775 *
ls -R | grep 'mp3' || chmod 664

But that last command did nothing

ls -R | grep 'mp3' | more

gave me a list of all the mp3 files, not sure what exactly I'm doing wrong

Is there some way of doing this, that dosn't require that I go thru thousands of files one by one ?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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"chmod -R 755 *.mp3" should work
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:16 PM   #3
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Or my all-time favourite, find! :)

find </start/dir/name> -iname "*mp3" -exec chmod 664 {} \;


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Old 03-27-2004, 04:17 PM   #4
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Quote:
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"chmod -R 755 *.mp3" should work
Thats what I thought first to, but it dosn't seam to work since none of the folder names contains ".mp3"

chmod: failed to get attributes of `.mp3': No such file or directory

But thank you for the quick reply



Trying the Find command now .. *chuck chuck* ooh that took a while I have to many mp3's hehe, but it worked WEEEE!

Thank You Tinkster!

Last edited by Meta42; 03-27-2004 at 04:20 PM.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:21 PM   #5
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oh duhh.... yeah that was a stupid suggestion sorry. the *.mp3 will simply match the existing files in that directory, not a patten match for chmod. what a fool.....

listen to Tink instead.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:22 PM   #6
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If you want to stick with your original method - all you were missing was backticks:

chmod -R 775 `ls -R | grep 'mp3'`

or something like that *might* work. Give it a try.

Muzzy.
 
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*.mp3 not .mp3
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:25 PM   #8
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thx, all cli knowledge goes into my notebook, so I'll have more fun next time
 
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Quote:
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Trying the Find command now .. *chuck chuck* ooh that took a while I have to many mp3's hehe, but it worked WEEEE!
Yep, it would
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Thank You Tinkster!
Anytime :}


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