Execute Commands on Folder and Files Containing Spaces

May 2008 ยท 1 minute read

On Linux or Unix systems perform recursively a command on items might contain white space, quote marks, or backslashes can be a problem when using find | xargs combination.

To solve this you may use:

find -type d -print0 | xargs -0 <command>
find -type f -print0 | xargs -0 <command>
For example to fix recursively permission:
find -type d -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 755
find -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 644

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