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Virtuality 12-13-2007 08:44 PM

Read/write permission to ALL users on a directory and everything in it
 
I have searched but the threads give read/write permissions only to a single folder.

I want to chmod an entire directory with everything in it.

I was using chmod -R a+rw /directory

pljvaldez 12-13-2007 08:52 PM

Are you getting an error? That should be correct, I believe. Are you using the complete directory path (i.e. /home/user/stuff instead of /stuff)?

gilead 12-13-2007 09:13 PM

You may want to use the following instead. The capital 'X' means set the executable bit if it is a directory (or a file that already has the executable bit set):
Code:

chmod -R a+rwX /directory

Virtuality 12-13-2007 09:29 PM

Cool thanks, it's working fine now. Don't know why it wasn't before, suppose it's a mistake I made somewhere :)


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