How to change permissions (chmod) of files, folders or sub folders

David Beroff

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Hello everyone,
Are there any ways via SSH that I can change the permissions (755) of files, folders and sub folders without doing one by one.
I have have shell(SSH) access and I want to change the permissions recursively
 

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Use the code below:
Code:
chmod XXX file
Incase you want to change the ownership of a file use the code below: (useful for multi user use)
Code:
chown username:username file
 

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MooseLucifer
Are you sure this command is correct?

I suppose replacing : by . is correct

For examples:

Using a path to folder you want to change the ownership

Code:
#chown -R username.username /path/to/folder/*
or at parent directory

Code:
chown username.username public_html -R
For a specific file

Code:
chown -R username.username /path/to/folder/filename
 

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Hello everyone,
Are there any ways via SSH that I can change the permissions (755) of files, folders and sub folders without doing one by one.
I have have shell(SSH) access and I want to change the permissions recursively
If you have SSH, to change the permission to 755 recursively, just typing below command

Code:
chmod -R 755 foldername
or

Code:
chmod 755 /home/user/public_html/subfolder -R
This will automatically change the permission to 755 of the files, folders and subfolders inside the foldename

If you want to change just the directory permissions then use the following command:

Code:
find ./* -type d | xargs chmod 755
And if you want to change the permission 755 to only directories in subfolder

Code:
cd /home/user/public_html/subfolder 
find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
And if you want to change the permission 755 to only files in subfolder

Code:
cd /home/user/public_html/subfolder 
find . -type f -exec chmod 755 {} \;
 
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