[CentOS] chmod for directories only

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Mon Dec 1 12:56:00 UTC 2008


Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I want to change the permissions on directories, recursively to:
>
> drwxr-xr-x
>
> but keep the files within the directory tree as:
>
> -rw-r--r--
>
> But I can't find an option for chmod to only affect directories.  I
> suppose it won't hurt (in this case) to set the x for the files, but I
> want some consistancy.

find <path> -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

nate



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