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Old 12-04-2004, 04:42 AM   #1
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How to set permissions for newly created dirs?

Hi, all.
When i create a directory only user have a read/write permission for it, but not group. I need to edit it manually since group have read-only access and i can't just drop files into newly created dir. It's something about umask doesn't set properly, but what? I found some docs on the web and tried to follow it but with no result. Anyone knows an exact way to fix it?
Old 12-04-2004, 07:31 AM   #2
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Check your umask setting by typing umask, it's probably 022. Change it like this:

umask 002

Then create a directory and see if this is what you want. To set it permanently you need to find out in which login script the umask is set. Good candidates are /etc/profile, /etc/bashrc and .bashrc or .bash_profile in your home directory.
Old 12-04-2004, 08:06 AM   #3
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Thank you, LasseW, it works now. I did a mistake in /etc/profile when edited it. Thanks again.


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