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In /var/www, I want all folders (recursively) to have the permissions of 755. I want all files to have the permission of 644. I want all new files and folders to take on these permissions as well.

I've been looking at many examples but I feel like I'm never going to figure this out. Any help would be appreciated.

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chmod -R a-rwX /dir
chmod -R u=rwX,g=rX,o=rX /dir
  • This answer should include some more information about what is going on. – kasperd Jun 26 '15 at 8:47
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For Files :

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

For Folders :

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

These will change all the file permissions to 644 and set the permissions to 755 for folders.

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