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claudioerba
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Chmod only files or only directory

Hello to all, i'm tryng to chmod only files or only directory, i run the followoing commands:

chmod 777 -d "!"

chmod 777 -f "!"

and i need it recursively,. the system disply me errors, what is the right instruction?
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Claudio

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Re: Chmod only files or only directory

What error?

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Re: Chmod only files or only directory

martin wrote:

What error?

Hello Martin,
System say

Command 'chmod 777 -d "doceboCore/addons/calendar/README"'
failed with return code 1 and error message
chmod: invalid option -- d
Try `chmod --help' for more information..

seems that -d and -f options are not supported, does exist an alternative way for chmod recursively only files and only directories?

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Claudio

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Re: Chmod only files or only directory

First of all, this is not about WinSCP. It is a remote server (or rather shell) that evaluates your commands. Moreover I never header about -d option for chmod. What it should do?

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claudioerba
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-d means "do operation only to directory" -f "do operation only to files", but seems that the information that i found on some webpage (that i can't retrieve) is not correct.

Any idea to perform the same operation in another way?
Claudio

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claudioerba wrote:

Any idea to perform the same operation in another way?
Still I'm really not sure what you want to do. Please try to explain it in words, not in commands.

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Rene
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Think she wanted to do what's my problem now.

I automaticaly upload files from a Windows-folder to a Unix-folder because the files are updated in Windows and than ditributed with an Unix-HTTP-Server.
And sometimes i backup those files and burn them on CD.
Now i want to restore the Data and restore them to the Unix machine which could be problematic cause data on CD is read-only.
This means i must set all folders to 755 and oll files to 644.
And to be sure, i want to include this command in my upload-files-script.

Any idea how to do this?

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Rene wrote:

I automaticaly upload files from a Windows-folder to a Unix-folder because the files are updated in Windows and than ditributed with an Unix-HTTP-Server.
And sometimes i backup those files and burn them on CD.
Now i want to restore the Data and restore them to the Unix machine which could be problematic cause data on CD is read-only.
This means i must set all folders to 755 and oll files to 644.
And to be sure, i want to include this command in my upload-files-script.

Any idea how to do this?
Wouldn't it help if you disable Preserve read-only option?

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Here is the solution

find . -type d -perm 777 -exec chmod 755 {} \; (for changing the directory permission)

find . -type f -perm 777 -exec chmod 644 {} \; (for changing the file permission)

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