Permissions. We hate them (as they always stop us from doing what we want) and yet we love them (as they make sure nobody does what we don’t want them to)…

Dealing with sites, files and hosting one cannot live without permissions; and sometimes cannot sleep also because of permissions.

Everybody knows the easy way of bulk-applying permissions:

But what happens when you want different permissions on folder than on files – let’s remember folders need to also be executable for its contents to be readable by a user.

Here is where two handy commands come to aid:

The first one sets permissions recursively for all files in the current folder.

The second one does the same for directories.

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