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Old 05-23-2005, 04:11 PM   #1
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File/Directory Permissions

I have directories/files set with group permission but, if a user within the group creates a new directory the permissions are set for read, write & execute for that person and no access for all others in the group.

My question is how do I set a directory and therefore the files to keep the same (group) permissions all the time?

Can someone answer this for me or direct me to some reading material so I can figure this out. I have researched it several times with no results.

Old 05-23-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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Man umask.

You can set the default global file permissions in /etc/bashrc, or the default user file permissions in ~/.bashrc. A brief explanation is given in




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