I was setting file/directory permissions, specifically I wanted to remove execute permissions from a directory and it's contents and I found something interesting that I didn't see in previous file systems.
If I chmod 644 it works fine on a specific file, allowing user rw, group and others r, but if I chmod -R 644 \mydirector it removes the users access to the directory, I also tried a-x recursive with the same result????
In the Info Properties GUI it shows; owner - List, create/delete, no access, group - List files only, Others - List files only.
Anybody else come across this or have a workaround?
BTW, I'm running Mint 13 Mate edition and it's fantastic, big whooyaa to the development team..........
Thanks for the info, missed the subtle difference between folder execution and file execution.
I guess this is one place where the Info Properties GUI is more useful than the terminal, I can uncheck execute, apply permissions to enclosed files and be on my happy way (as long as there are no contained directories of course)<G>.