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Old 07-04-2003, 09:59 AM   #1
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tryin to change file permissions to a directory and all files and dirs below it
numerical mode: 0744
cant get it to work for the life of me
Old 07-04-2003, 11:12 AM   #2
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Are you trying to umask or chmod it?

chmod -R 744 /some/directory/

That command should work and change all the permissions beyond in all subdirectories.

man chmod
man umask


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