[ubuntu-uk] rsync chgrp problem - advice, please?

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
Thu Jun 7 07:24:48 BST 2007

On Thu, 07 Jun 2007 07:02:06 +0100, luxxius <luxxius at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Neil Greenwood wrote:
> <snip>
>> check the group for the files that gave errors and one
>> of the files that didn't. Change the problem files to be in the group
>> that isn't causing problems.
> I can find all the files with the group that's causing the hiccup using
> 	find /home/diana/music -group diana
> Is there a simple way to redirect the results to chgrp root and then
> chmod them to 664 so that I can automate this in future?
> (I've been trying, without success, to pipe the find results, but I'm
> struggling now.  Books are fine for individual commands, but not much
> help for creating processes or very simple scripts)
> --
> Diana

Try (and this may need checking by others!)

for i in find /home/diana/music -group diana; do chgrp root $i && chmod 644 $i; done

basically (if I've got it right!) then this loops through the output of the find command and executes chgrp and chmod on every line that is sent to it.



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