Mass ownership and permission change – Linux – Find command

How to change the permission of files and folders?

Use chmod along with -exec to change the permissions.

# find ./ -type f  -exec chmod 777 {} \;

this command changes all files permission to 777 in PWD.

Use “-type d” for directory!

How to change ownership?

That’s simple. Use the chown command within the -exec to change the ownership as you wish.Linux

# find ./ -type f  -exec chown images. {} \;

Where “images” is the user and group name.


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