How to change permissions for file / directory recursively in Linux

Change owner for directory recursively: sudo chown -R user:group /path/to/directory Chown is a short for “change owner”, -R – means “recursively”, owner and group definition are separated by “:”. Also we need high privileges to run chown command – so we use “sudo”. Change permissions only for directories recursively: find /path/to/directory -type d -exec chmod 755 {}Continue Reading