Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Spaces in filenames

Today's desktop users are familiar with filenames including spaces. The hell begins when those users can store files on a unix server using a windows desktop.This morning I had to change the permissions of a bunch of files on solaris. Normally i would just type in the command and run it .... but NOT this morning. A lot of files which i had to access contained spaces pffff. The unix shell is very powerfull ... so I knew there was a simple solution. I am just writing it down here so you can use it in the future:

find . -type d | sed -e 's/ /\\ /g' | xargs sudo chmod 777

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