Shell script to find all world-writable files and directories on Linux / UNIX system

#!/bin/bash
# Shell script to find all world-writable files and directories on Linux or 
# FreeBSD system
#
# TIP:
# Set 'umask 002' so that new files created will not be world-writable
# And use command 'chmod o-w filename' to disable world-wriable file bit
#
# Copyright (c) 2005 nixCraft project
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# For more info, please visit: 
#            http://cyberciti.biz/shell_scripting/bmsinstall.php
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
# Visit http://bash.cyberciti.biz/ for more information.
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
#SPATH="/usr/local/etc/bashmonscripts"
#INITBMS="$SPATH/defaults.conf" 
#[ ! -f $INITBMS ] && exit 1 || . $INITBMS
 
[ $# -eq 1 ] && : || die "Usage: $($BASENAME $0) directory" 1
 
DIRNAME="$1"
$FIND $DIRNAME -xdev -perm +o=w ! \( -type d -perm +o=t \) ! -type l -print
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2 comments… add one
  • xaccrocheur Apr 26, 2014 @ 22:45

    …Or you can just “find . -perm -o=w”

  • agurcu Jan 11, 2013 @ 22:38

    “-perm +mode” is deprecated; use “-perm /mode” instead. Change the last line as follows:

    $FIND $DIRNAME -xdev -perm /o=w ! ( -type d -perm /o=t ) ! -type l -print

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