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find+xargs and paths with white spaces

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Today I had to modify permissions on a set of files, so I start with find and xargs:

$ find . -type f | xargs chmod o-r

but I got tons of errors similar to these:

chmod: cannot access `-': No such file or directory
chmod: cannot access `So': No such file or directory

I don't see such errors so often with my files because I avoid white spaces in paths. As a result I didn't know such parameters as find's -print0 and xargs's -0

True; print the full file name on the standard output, followed by a null character (instead of the newline character that -print uses). This allows
file names that contain newlines or other types of white space to be correctly interpreted by programs that process the find output. This option corre-
sponds to the -0 option of xargs.


-0 Input items are terminated by a null character instead of by whitespace, and the quotes and backslash are not special (every character is taken literal-
ly). Disables the end of file string, which is treated like any other argument. Useful when input items might contain white space, quote marks, or
backslashes. The GNU find -print0 option produces input suitable for this mode.

So, I did

$ find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod o-r

and it worked.

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