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For the longest time, whenever I'd need to perform an operation in all sub-directories under a directory tree, I'd write a shell script for each operation to recurse into the tree. After a few years, I wised up and thought, "Why can't I write an universal recurse script?"

That's exactly what this script does. It recursively ascend down all sub-directories in the current path, blindly executing the command you specify.

You can do things like . . . "cat *.txt" "rm *.tmp"

You can pretty much dream of anything and try it with this script. Sky is the limit. Just because you don't delete everything under your home or rood directory. :-) Let us know what you are using this script for. is distributed as executable source code under the GNU General Public License. Please see the license agreement elsewhere on this site.

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Chieh Cheng
Mon, 25 Jun 2007 15:51:22 -0700

I found a minor bug in today, where it wouldn't display the directory names in some cases. I've updated the script to fix that problem. the new version is attached below.

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Chieh Cheng
Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:43:58 +0000

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