changing directory permissions recursively

Bill Campbell freebsd at
Thu Apr 8 22:55:16 PDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 09, 2004, dave wrote:
>    I've got a problem, a directory area has the wrong permissions, occurred
>from a dump restore. Now my user's can't get to the files within the area. I
>could go around and do chmod permissions directoryname, but i was wondering
>if there was a perl or shell script that would do this?

cd $topdir
find . -type d | xargs chmod 755

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