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Old 01-26-2003, 04:06 PM   #1
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chmod and file permissions help

hi i want to make all the files and directories in my home wrx to all* users, i try chmod 777 /home/fast but it doesnt do the directories/files in the folder, i dont know what to do. can any one help me?
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Maybe try man chmod. You want a recursive option iirc. Maybe -r?
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-R not -r
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I'm trying to do the same thing on a MDK 9.0 box but it won't do all the folders under the main folders. I am using chmod 775 -R ftp and none of the dir under ftp will be changed.
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you can do ls -l <directory> and see the permission, it should be rwxrwxrwx, if not, then try to make the directory be owned by your user name and group, like chown <user>:<group> <directory>
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try chmod -R 775 directory

ie, the -R before the number


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