[ILUG] quick Debian question
brendan.halpin at ul.ie
Tue Apr 27 12:31:58 IST 2004
Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie> writes:
> >add the command 'umask 644' to your .profile
> That's not right, I'm afraid. The umask value controls the umask of a
> login shell, and has nothing to do with the permissions on log files
> (which I imagine is a part of Debian policy). And in order to get
> permissions of 644 on files, the umask needed IS 022 (man umask for
Cian rather tersely gave the best solution earlier: if you're a
user who needs to read logs etc., put yourself in the adm group.
This seems to be used to give read access in lots of places.
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