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Re: [opensuse] Correct Way to Recursively Change Permissions
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:49:06 -0800
  • Message-id: <200901131749.07129.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday January 13 2009, Randall R Schulz wrote:
On Tuesday January 13 2009, Henare Degan wrote:

Which seems like a round-about way to achieve this (and needs some
hackery it you have messy file names, like ones with '-' in the
path), what's the "correct" way?

Look into the symbolic mode changing syntax, which includes
incremental notations for adding or removing permissions.


# Add execute permissions:
% chmod +x ...

% chmod -g ...

Insufficient proofreading... That should be:

# Remove write permissions:
% chmod g-x

# Take away write permissions only from group and world (all):
% chmod ga-w ...

# Give owner write and read permissions:
% chmod o+rw ...

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