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Old 02-21-2005, 12:16 AM   #1
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Changing file permissions within multiple folders

This may be a stupid question but Im trying to change the file permissions and group associations of all the files within a certain directory that contains a lot of subdirectories and files. Is there any way of using a wildcard to do them all at once? I know I can chmod 644 * in each folder but there are so many folders that it would take forever. If anyone knows of an easier way to get this accomplished Id be extremely grateful. thanks a lot
Old 02-21-2005, 12:20 AM   #2
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from the chmod man page:

-R, --recursive
Recursively change permissions of directories and their contents.


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