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bug#8736: chmod -p --parents

From: Jérémy Compostella
Subject: bug#8736: chmod -p --parents
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:40:37 +0100

> Hi,
> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 10:13:05PM +0200, francky.leyn <at> telenet.be wrote:
> > 
> > In the past, I was an advocate of the -p --parents option for 
> > mkdir. By now this is realised. Now I'm doing the same for chmod. 
> > [...]
> > I want to be able to execute the following: 
> > 
> > chmod a+rx -p ~/dir1/dir2/dir3/file.ext 
> I like the proposal.
> > It should be more refined however: the dirs 
> > should be rx, but the file only r. 
> You can use a capital X to automatically handle the directory case. But
> please take a look at the docs for the _exact_ meaning of X.
I made a first implementation of this chmod --parents feature (see the
attached patch). I do not support the second part since 'X' is already
in used for the "Conditional Executability" feature. I have no idea how
to support it.

I don't have written the documentation for now. I would like to have
your opinion about this patch first as I maybe missed some corner case
or the code should be written another way or even something else ...

I really hope you will find time to look at it.


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Attachment: 0001-chmod-add-parents-option.patch
Description: chmod: --parents option patch

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