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Old 10-08-2005, 06:46 PM   #1
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chmod and chown affecting whole directories

How do I change the owner and file permissons so that it affects all files within the specified directory including subdirectories and sub subdirectories etc.

BY the way these files are just system files for games so no need for tight security

Last edited by linuxmandrake; 10-08-2005 at 06:54 PM.
Old 10-08-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
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"man chmod" will give you this page where you can see that appending the -R option will recursively descend through directories changing all files. At least that is how I interpreted it, but then again I am rather new and unsure as to what "recursively" means. Best of luck,



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