Resolved Batchmod using terminal?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by albacor, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. albacor, Jul 25, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2014

    albacor macrumors newbie

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  2. pmau macrumors 65816

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    #2
    WARNING, try on a small directory first:

    chown -R skynet:staff <directory>
    chmod -R u=rwX,g=rwX,o=rX <directory>

    The capital X will only set the X bit on files that had it before.
    Like all directories.

    The chown for the ownership will only work as root, not as a regular user.
    Unless the files already belong to you, than it's pointless.
     
  3. albacor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Yep, tried your solution, and it's all good!

    You're the man! Thanks! :)
     
  4. dyn macrumors 68030

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    You can also use numericals instead of rwx. In this case chmod -R 775 <dir> does the same thing. Check out the manual for more info: man chmod.
     

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