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Copy file permissions, but not files

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http://stackoverflow.com – I have two copies of the same directory tree. They almost have the same files in both (one version may have a couple extra or missing files). However, most of the files are in common to both directories (have the same relative paths and everything). Assume these are in directories: version1/ version2/ The problem is that the permissions in version1/ got messed up, and I would like to copy over the permissions from version2/, but do it without replacing the files in version1/ which are newer. Is there an automated way to do this via bash? (It doesn't have to be bash, it could be some other (HowTos)