[ILUG] umask query
paul at clubi.ie
Fri Apr 22 19:34:55 IST 2005
On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, Sean O Sullivan wrote:
> Need files and directories to be created with permissions '775'.
> umask should then be set to '002', however, apparently when set umask it is
> set, it will dictate that directories will be created as '775', however files
> as '644' (with a umask of 002).
What is creating the file?
Likely whatever created the file specified 0644. A umask is
subtractive, it can only 'remove' permission bits - not add them, so
if a file is created by an application with permission bits /not/
set, there is no way a umask can 'add' them.
See 'man -s 2 chmod'.
> (not actually using umask command, will be using mod_umask for
> apache, so unsure how successful passing switches would be ...).
Likely you want to be looking for some kind of 'default permissions
for files' type parameter, not system umask per se.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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