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[ale] chmod -R ?

rs at ale.spam.futz.org wrote:
>> rs at ale.spam.futz.org wrote:
>>> xargs is your friend:
>>> find . -name '*.txt' -print0 | xargs -0  chmod a-x
>>> This will save you from exec'ing chmod for every single txt file..
>> I'm pretty sure 'chmod -R' used properly would be faster, and is smart 
>> enough to not run against single files.
> Sure.. if the directory structure *only* contains .txt files. But chmod -R
> would also take away directory x permissions, which might not be desirable....

Good point.

Until later, Geoffrey

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