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Old 08-15-2003, 11:00 PM   #1
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changing permissions...

How can I shange the permissions of all the subfolders and files of a given folder?

I copied a folder from a CD and there are 100s of files and folders in that which don't have execute permissions. I would like to change the permissions of all the contents in one go...

Thanks in advance...
Old 08-15-2003, 11:03 PM   #2
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:04 PM   #3
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chmod -R u+x /the/file/directory/*

-R mens recursive so it will go into any sub-directories.

u+x means add execute to user. the * is the wildcard meaning everthing in that folder.

if your stuk on a command enter the command followed by --help.
Old 08-15-2003, 11:32 PM   #4
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Hi Leonscape...

Thanks for the command... sad that i couldn't think of using the -R flag...



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