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[SOLVED] Question regarding CHMOD terminal command...
chmod 777 filepath
chmod --r 777 filepath
It shouldn't do that.
chmod should not recurse unless called with -R (uppercase!).
If it does, I assume your distributor made a macro called by that name which is mapped to chmod with the recursive option.
Try to call explicitly /bin/chmod and see if it is any different.Debian GNU/Linux -- You know you want it.
12-22-2008 #3Originally Posted by SkittleLinux18
Calling `chmod 777 /path/to/file` should only change permissions on 'file' in '/path/to/' and not anything else. You can make it recursive with the -R option, yes, if that is your intent. But it shouldn't be default. That might just make your entire collection of nature pictures world readable.Can't tell an OS by it's GUI