Subject: Re: Recursive grep
To: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 01/25/1996 09:31:17
Mind you the -R is not that useful in some cases - like when you want
to change a directory tree of files to be readable _but_ you need to
make the directories r-x so the users can access the directories,
making the files executable is not acceptable. Sooooo what do we do?
Fix chmod/chown so that you can tell it what type of file to apply the
permissions to (ala finds -type argument) or what???? :-) :-) Again
I am not seriously suggesting that anyone should be doing the change.
i've been using chmod -R +rX for years. (read the manual.)