[Novalug] Sample shell code...
angelo at freeshell.org
Fri Feb 23 16:58:49 EST 2007
> On Fri, 2007-02-23 at 14:19 -0500, Angelo Bertolli wrote:
>> Also, I think since we're talking about this, it's really really
>> important to mention that people never ever use chmod -r, instead using
>> chmod -R for recursive changes. I have absolutely NO IDEA why chmod -r
>> includes the .. directory! No other command I know of does this, and it
>> seem so incredibly stupid and dangerous. Also, what is the point? Why on
>> earth would recursion simply just do every file on the system?
> Why would '-r' mean recursion to 'chmod' and/or mean to included (or
> not) the ..(current) directory?
> The '-r' option as in 'chmod -r filename' means:
> Remove ALL READ Permissions from the given file name and it's the same
> as if the user issued the command 'chmod a-r filename'
> Nothing seems strange about this..
I must be losing my mind. I could have sworn I used chmod or chown
before with a -r option that included recursion into the parent
directory. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
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