Recursive permission change using find

Tags: findpermissionrecursive

Published on: September 11, 2014 by Geo Paul

Recursive permission change using find


Permission issues are common in domains hosted on Linux servers and we need to change the permission of multiple files and folders. Changing the permissions of each and every file separately is a tedious and time-consuming job. So here we are discussing how recursive permission change can be done:

For directories

find <location> -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

 eg :

 find  /home/go -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

 For files

find <location> -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;


find /home/go -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

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Geo Paul

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