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Originally posted by gwroy20 Is it possible to have a default set of permissions for newly created directories?
you can set default permissions for directories and files using the "umask" command. The argument are octal digits representing permissions which are not given by default. For example, the common "umask 022" sets directories to 755 permissions and files to 644 permissions (i.e. the write permission, 2, for group and world are taken away from the full 777 and 666 permissions for directories and files respectively).
The umask mask doesn't allow you to set default permissions, it only ensures that the bits in the mask are not set. If you have a umask of 022 and create a file with a mode of 766 it'll be created with permissions of 744.
Originally posted by eddiebaby1023 The umask mask doesn't allow you to set default permissions, it only ensures that the bits in the mask are not set. If you have a umask of 022 and create a file with a mode of 766 it'll be created with permissions of 744.
You got me curious: how do you explicitly create a file