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?
Do you want to change the permission only on the directories or files too? Also are the subdirectories also hidden?– heemaylMay 22, 2015 at 22:08
All files and subdirectories in /.hidden/ are also hidden. I want to change the owner of every file and subdirectory in /.hidden/ to my_username.– IzzhovMay 22, 2015 at 22:10
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