changing directory permissions recursively

Cory Petkovsek cory at
Fri Apr 9 02:00:31 PDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 08:47:07AM +0200, Uwe Doering wrote:
> >cd $topdir
> >find . -type d | xargs chmod 755
> In case (potentially) untrusted users have had write permission in this 
> directory tree in the past, a safer alternative would be
>   find /path/to/tree/root -type d -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 755

Please explain the "safer" difference in your eyes, Uwe.  Are you thinking the
admin might have ./ in their path?


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