Originally Posted by gardenair
I am using Red Hat Linux 4 .There are some few questions in my mind related to umask. I want to know that is the default file and directory permissions ?
2- When we use umask (022) command in terminal. and create a new file then the permissions applied for new file is for that sesscion and when the system will reboot linux will take automatically its default permission from etc/bashrc or /etc/profile ?
3- Can we make our own umask or the professional way is to follow 022 only ?
4- What is the benefit of umask in Linux?
These questions have been asked on here before, give a quick thread search and you should find them. Google also has answers.
Also, this sounds VERY
much like homework...did you check your textbooks?