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Old 07-28-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
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chown, chgrp an entire directoy and contents


Is it possible to chown, chgrp and chmod an entire directory and all subdirectories and files in one fell swoop (or three)? If so, please point me to the right man page or "how to."
 
Old 07-28-2005, 03:11 PM   #2
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Code:
chown -R USER:GROUP DIRECTORY
chmod -R PERMS DIRECTORY
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:13 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

Just add the "-R" option to your commands. You can chown and chgrp at once with:
chmod -R USER:GROUP /path/to/dir
 
Old 07-28-2005, 03:32 PM   #4
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Thanks a ton! The -R worked just fine.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 03:43 PM   #5
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No problem. Just for future reference, "an entire directory and contents" is generally referred to as "recursive". In cases like this, you can use that and the man pages to avoid having to wait for replies from us.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 03:47 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. Waiting for answers from you all was quicker than wading through the book I finally located. Some idiot stole my RedHat manual!
 
Old 07-28-2005, 03:50 PM   #7
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LOL. Well, try wading through 'man chown', 'man chmod', etc. I'm not criticizing you for coming here, just suggesting that you can save yourself some time in some cases.
 
Old 09-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #8
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LOL. Well, try wading through 'man chown', 'man chmod', etc. I'm not criticizing you for coming here, just suggesting that you can save yourself some time in some cases.
This (-R option) just does the /path/to/directory but NOT recursive to the root, correct? I RTFM but the discussion in the fine man page of recursive to root had me confused. Thanks in advance.

Steve
 
Old 09-06-2013, 02:48 AM   #9
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Yes..
the easiest way is to give * with the command
ex-
#chmod perms *
 
  


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