This question is very similar to Change Folder & File Permissions for all Subdirectories , which worked for me completely when the folders weren't hidden. However, I have a hidden folder (call it /.hidden/) with many subdirectories, most of which have permissions set for root and not my_username. I want to change the permissions of all these subdirectories at once, if possible. However, if I cd /.hidden/ and then type "sudo chown my_username:my_username *", none of the file or folder permissions get changed, presumably because they're still considered "hidden" by the command even though I can see them. Anyone know an easy way around this?
You need to use the
-R flag, which will recurse into every subdirectory. For example, running
sudo chown -R my_username:my_username .hidden will make
.hidden and all subdirectories owned by you.
* glob doesn't match any hidden directories (directories starting with a