Use the "umask" built-in command in your ~/.bash_login or ~/.bash_profile configuration. This setup file is run when you first log in, so every konsole or program you start subsequently will inherit the value.
For some filesystems, like VFAT, the permissions are set for the entire partition when it is mounted and can't be changed. In that case, you need to change the value in the /etc/fstab file.
Last edited by jschiwal; 04-05-2006 at 05:02 AM.