Changing permissions

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Sat Jul 21 16:44:48 BST 2007

adams wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-07-21 at 17:29 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> On 21/07/07, Nigel Ridley <nigel at> wrote:
>>> Using Feisty
>>> I copied some files to a USB stick to work om my laptop; made some changes and
>>> copied them back to my main box.
>>> Problem is is that all the files now have the 'execute' bit set.
>>> I have tried using Konqueror file manager to change the permissions (right click >
>>> properties > permissions) but I can't find anyway to get rid of the 'execute' bit.
>>> I would do it manually to each file but there are loads of them :-(
>>> How do I change the permissions to get rid of the 'execute' bit?
> chmod  -x   *
> Since you said they are all files, this will work.  You do not
> want to do the above command if you have directories too.  You
> must have the execute permission "on" for direcories or you will
> not be able to 'cd' into them.

I should have said files and directories contained in one main directory - sorry :-(

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