Shell – change permissions recursively

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To change BOTH file and directory perms recursively:

chmod -R 777

To change just files:

find . -type f -exec chmod 777 {} \;

To change just directories:

find . -type d -exec chmod 777 {} \;

or this should work too:

chmod 644 $(find . -type f)
chmod 755 $(find . -type d)

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