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Old 07-27-2004, 11:10 PM   #1
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question about chmod and subdirectories

the 2 distros i am using are RH9 and whitebox 3.

i just copied over my web directory from the RH box over to the whitebox system and then typed: chmod 755 /www/ssma/docs/*

now from what little i understand that should make EVERYTHING including subdirectories and the files under those subs set to 755 permissions...

yet it was not, i have to go and manualy chmod every subdirectory in order to have them accessable via the web.

what am i missing here. thanks.
Old 07-27-2004, 11:17 PM   #2
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The -R option for recursive
chmod -R 755 /www/ssma/docs/
Old 07-28-2004, 09:55 AM   #3
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ahh can use the -R in the chmod... that is good to know. thank you i shall add that to memory.


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