Subject: Re: Recursive grep (where is limfree defined?)
To: None <>
From: Niklas Hallqvist <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/24/1996 18:43:28
>>>>> "Don" == Don Lewis <> writes:

Don> On Jan 23, 1:15am, wrote: } Subject: Re:
Don> Recursive grep (where is limfree defined?)  } I don't think a
Don> recursive grep is any worse than a recursive chown or } chmod.
Don> You can accomplish all three with using 'find xargs', but it is
Don> more } convenient to let the command take care of it.

Don> IMHO recursive chmod is worthless.  In general I don't want the
Don> same permission bits on files and directories.

Well I often do things like this:

chmod -R g+w .

I understand why you wouldn't want do absolute chmods, but relative
(i.e. add or subtract permissions) is often useful.  Anyway, I still
do find -exec chmod commands at times as one can want to have more
control over the selection of the files to change.


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