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Old 01-08-2004, 05:13 AM   #1
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file creation in C

i tried to create afile in C using creat() function.i succeeded in this except a file with mode 660.
the code is like this
i need to create a file in /var/spool/mail/ for one of my programs.
please helpme if you can..
Old 01-08-2004, 06:39 AM   #2
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Those permissions will be NAND'ed with the umask of the process. Hence if the umask is 022 and the permissions are 660 then a file with the following permissions will be created:
permission: 0  2  2
umask:      6  6  0

result:     1  5  5
Have a look at man creat for more information.

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