Re: chmod/chown -R - maybe an ITP
On Mon, Dec 13, 1999 at 03:19:16PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> Do we have a set of chmod/chown programs that will solve these
> problems? I would like to have versions of them which take a source
> UID or GID. So we can say "recurse through this directory and change
> the ownership or permissions of files owned by this user". This will
> make it really easy to renumber UIDs, "nuchown oldUID newUID -R /" !
# $1 - olduid
# $2 - newuid
# $3+ - directory/ies to chown
find $@ -uid $1 | xargs chown $2
note, untested. should work :)
a gid version is just as simple. a slightly more complicated version
(maybe an hour or two's worth of scripting work) would be able to do uid
and/or gid and/or user/group names as well as numeric [ug]ids.