Subject: Re: Recursive grep (where is limfree defined?)
To: Don Lewis <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/25/1996 11:29:35
Don Lewis writes:
> IMHO recursive chmod is worthless.  In general I don't want the same
> permission bits on files and directories.

You obviously don't use '+X'. e.g.
	chmod -R u+rwX,g+rX .

Here's the reference from the man page for chmod(1):

    X	The execute/search bits if the file is a directory or any
	of the execute/search bits are set in the original (unmodi-
	fied) mode.  Operations with the perm symbol ``X'' are only
	meaningful in conjunction with the op symbol ``+'', and are
	ignored in all other cases.