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Old 06-25-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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Question File permissions and default umask

Hey, guys.

I'm working on a Redhat 7.2 system where users in the same group
are having trouble accessing each others files in a common area.
The problem seems to be that the default umask has the permissions
of newly created files come up 'rw-r--r--'. I was able to fix it
temporarily with 'umask 002' which gave permissions of 'rw-rw-r--',
but it goes back to the original on reboot.

Do I need to set the default umask on fstab or some other file? And if I do,
what line do I use? Just 'umask 002' for the / directory or something else?

Thanks, all.
Old 06-25-2007, 11:14 AM   #2
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You'll find that it goes back to the original not just on reboot, but every time you log in.

Put the umask command in each user's .profile or .bash_profile, whichever you're using.

Hope this helps.


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