find returns unusable result
hemi at puresimplicity.net
Wed Feb 28 23:16:36 UTC 2007
On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 05:12:58PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> I'd like to cron a process that looks at a certain folder every day and
> changes the perms on a directory if they aren't what I want.
> Unfortunately, the people creating the folders are Windows folks using
> WinSCP, and so they create folders with spaces in them. (E.g. Day 1, Day
> 2, etc.)
> I thought I could just do this:
> chmod 755 `find /path/to/dirs -type d`
> but find returns a directory name of Day, Day, Day, which (obviously)
> doesn't work.
> >From the cli, find returns the actual directory name.
> How can I get find to return the dirs correctly in a script? Or is there
> some other way to do this that would work?
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
find /path/to/dirs -type d -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 755
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