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Re: NO! chmod strikes!

> if you only wanted to change the local dot files... oh well...
> we all learn and remember the hard way... :-)
> 	shoulda been:  chmod pattern  ~/.*

NO. ~/.* includes .. ~/.. too, if expanded by the shell. In this case this
would be /root/.. which is nothing els but / ... the same mess again :-)

   find -name ".*" -not -name ".." -not -name "." -maxdepth 1 

is one way to get all dot-files and dot dirs in the same dir, this piped
through a 

   xargs chmod -R o-rwx

will do what the "chmod -R o-rwx .*" was supposed to do in the original


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