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Old 08-03-2007, 01:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy question about Crontab

Hi guys

I setup few auto job through Cron, meanwhile It generate some logs when those auto job running. However those log's permission are 644 as default. By any chance that I could have those log with 664.
By the way, My umask is 0002 now.

for example

28 17 03 08 * touch /home/probatch/umasktest2.txt

after that the touch file's permission as you see
-rw-r--r-- 1 probatch progress 0 Aug 3 17:28 umasktest2.txt

I turely want it to be 664 for some reason.

Anyone can help?
Old 08-03-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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"By any chance that I could have those log with 664."

Yes, you can use the chmod command to change the permissions. Make your chron command into a 2 command script:

touch /home/probatch/umasktest2.txt
chmod 664 /home/probatch/umasktest2.txt

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Old 08-07-2007, 04:47 PM   #3
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Thank you for your suggestion
well , those scripts are located in a live cluseters and logs will located in various place afterwards, also some of them will be Rsync into other boxes for some reason,, therefore chmod will not be a good idea to control all of them.
Any chance can get them in proper permisssion directly?


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