[plug] chown and chmod questions.

Lyndon Maydwell maydwell at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 20:24:46 WST 2007

Be careful if you're doing a recursive chmod to a setting without the
execute bit; this can lead to being unable to enter directories.
Whenever I've copied across a directory structure from windows I
usually use zsh's advanced globs and do a:

  chown me directory directory/**/*
  chmod 755 directory directory/**/*(/)
  chmod 644 directory/**/*(.)

or if the system is too massive to be used as args to chmod/chown, I
just stick the glob into a for loop.

If I recall correctly I got a few answers from PLUG about how to solve
this very problem without requiring zsh. However I /do/ love zsh :)

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