Fedora :: Write A Shell Script That Will Look At Each File?
Jul 23, 2010
I have a number of text files throughout my /home/pjs/Documents directory tree that have execute permissions set. Almost all of my file names have spaces in them. I am trying to write a shell script that will look at each file in my Documents directory, find the ones that have execute permissions set, and run the command chmod 644. Of course, I don't want the command run on the directories.
The following script *doesn't work*, but might serve to illustrate what I am trying to do:
for x in "$(ls -R)" do
if [ -f "$x" ] && [ -x $x ]; then
chmod 644 "$x"
I want each file and directory name to be placed, one by one, in the variable $x, and then tested with the "if" conditionals.
The first problem seems to be that, although the command "ls -R" does produce a complete list of the files and directories I need, they are not placed, one by one, in the variable x like I want them to be.
Also, I think I should use the shift command so that the option -R doesn't get included as one of the values of the variable $x, but I can't figure out where to put it.
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If i write like below:
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