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frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair

Regular blog here, 'microblog' there

Many of my traditional blog post live on this site, but a great majority of my social-style posts can be found on my much-busier microbloging site at updates.passthejoe.net. It's busier because my BlogPoster "microblogging" script generates short, Twitter-style posts from the Linux or Windows (or anywhere you can run Ruby with too many Gems) command line, uploads them to the web server and send them out on my Twitter and Mastodon feeds.

I used to post to this blog via scripts and Unix/Linux utilities (curl and Unison) that helped me mirror the files locally and on the server. Since this site recently moved hosts, none of that is set up. I'm just using SFTP and SSH to write posts and manage the site.

Disqus comments are not live just yet because I'm not sure about what I'm going to do for the domain on this site. I'll probably restore the old domain at first just to have some continuity, but for now I like using the "free" domain from this site's new host, NearlyFreeSpeech.net.

Mon, 29 Jan 2018

How to change permissions on all directories in a directory while leaving the files alone

I have a situation where I want all of the directories in my project to have 755 permissions while all files have 644 permissions.

All of the files have the same extension, so it's easy to single them out:

$ chmod 644 *.txt

But what do you do for directories? I did a search, and a Linux Questions thread gave me the answer:

$ find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

Works like butter.