[CentOS] manipulating files and directories with spaces

Dave dmehler26 at woh.rr.com
Tue Nov 20 18:44:08 UTC 2007

    Thanks a lot.
That did it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shad L. Lords" <slords at lordsfam.net>
To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] manipulating files and directories with spaces

>> Hi,
>>    This might be a little O.t. so private responses please.
>>    I've got apache and samba running on a CentOS5 box enabling windows 
>> users to add web content. My issue is i've had to restore some backup 
>> data that was previously archived. The permissions aren't matching up so 
>> i'm wanting to use find and xargs to change them appropriately. Normally 
>> i do:
>> find . -type type |xargs chmod value "{}"\;
>> which usually works. My issue is the files were made with spaces so find 
>> isn't able to find them. Does anyone have a workaround? Some urgency!
> try:
> find . -type type -print0 | xargs -0 chmod value
> -Shad
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