Linux – Recursively chmod directories only

It has always been my problem having to set permissions of files or folders selectively unitl I found a post in This trick is invaluable that I decided to repost it on this site as a backup.

find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

This will recursively search your directory tree (starting at dir ‘dot’) and chmod 755 all directories only.

Similarly, the following will chmod all files only (and ignore the directories):

find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

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