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Old 11-14-2004, 04:37 AM   #1
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user rights when creating a new folder


When I create a new folder from the console, how can I change the default rights that are given to that folder ? What I want to do is that when a normal user is creating a folder the rights for that folder to be 600 or something different ...
 
Old 11-14-2004, 04:40 AM   #2
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You have to be root to change it, but edit /etc/profile
Most likely you'll see a line that says umask 022

Just change that line to say: umask 600
(or whatever you want the new permissions to be)
 
Old 11-14-2004, 04:56 AM   #3
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that did the trick, but can I have a different umask for each user ? I want root to create folders with 600 and a normal user with 666 ...
 
Old 11-14-2004, 05:06 AM   #4
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I'd be careful with 666 permissions, maybe 662 would be better (sorry not to tell you how to run your system! :-)

You can make it a default for new users if you create the file /etc/skel/.bashrc

Put the umask command in that file. Whenever you create a new user it will copy the contents of the /etc/skel directory into the user's home directory.

After you do this just copy the file into each existing user's home directory.

That should do it for you. I'm not certain, but you may need to comment out the umask command out of /etc/profile.
 
  


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