On Thu, 10 Feb 2005, John Madden wrote:
> If you want a specific group to own all the files ::
> chown -R root:group /var/pets/ && chmod 775 /var/pets/
> You'll need to chmod the files in the directory separately if you don't
> want them executable. If there are no other directories in /var/pets,
> chmod 664 /var/pets/* will do it.
They've already thought of this... (man chmod)
chmod a+X /var/pets -R
switches on execute permissions for directories, and extends execute
permission to all on files for which execute permission is present for
So do chmod 664 -R first, then allow directory traversing.
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