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Old 07-07-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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setting file permissions for file /var/log/Xorg.0.log

hello all

i am trying to set the file permissions for the log files "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" and "/var/log/gdm/:0.log". These files seem to be created when a user logs into a whokstation (my guess so far). I am trying to comply with a security mandate that all log files in the directory /var/log are set to 0640. The two mentioned files always seem to have the permissions 0644, does anyone know where and when these filea are created and how I might set the permissions when the files are created

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Old 07-07-2009, 01:41 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about the gdm log file, but the Xorg log file is created when the the X server starts, see lsof for some COMMAND and USER hints when X is running.

# lsof /var/log/Xorg.0.log
It appears that the permissions are based on what the umask is set to for the user.

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