Ubuntu – How to change permissions of a folder, including its enclosed files and subdirectories


I need to recursively change the permissions of all folders, sub-folders and files from within ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged Does anyone have a clue or idea on how to do this?

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I have tried following the instructions from this question but to no avail. chmod -R ug+rw <foldername> doesn't seem to be working for this folder, its subdirectories, or enclosed files.

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Does anyone know the chmod command to change these permissions? For example:

root@santos:/home/santos/.local/share/Trash# ls -l
total 12
drwx------ 3 santos santos 4096 Mar 21 21:38 expunged
drwx------ 2 santos santos 4096 Mar 21 21:38 files
drwx------ 2 santos santos 4096 Mar 21 21:38 info

Best Answer

try by using numeric values

chmod -R 660 directorymainname