Changing permissions

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Sat Jul 21 20:29:58 BST 2007

On Saturday 21 July 2007, Nigel Ridley wrote:
> there was a typo:
> find $directory -type f|xargs chmod 640

> Needed to remove the '$' before the 'directory'

That wasn't a typo.  It implied $directory was a variable, and not to be typed 
directly.  I guess I could have used "find [directory] blah" instead, but 
then you probably would have typed the brackets, but if I hadn't done 
anything, you would have just typed "find directory" and gotten "directory 
not found."  There's no way to win this game.  :)
D. Michael McIntyre 

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