You can exclude a folder while performing given operations.

You can exclude a folder when performing file operations i.e. copy, move,  and chmod, chown etc. in Linix
Please run the given commands:

# shopt -s extglob and now you can use !(<pattern>) to exclude the given pattern.
For an example,
chown 0755 -R !(Folder_name)
chown username: -R !(Folder_name)

 

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