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Old 01-15-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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getting permissions to stick?

on my web server i have 2 users that are part of the website group. i want the umask of both users to be 002 so they can create files and directories that are group writable. this way if user1 creates a directory user2 can interact, create subdirectories, delete files and directories etc... without having to have root chmod -R g=u,o=u-w . withing the default directory of the web page every time a file or directory is changed.

user1 connects via ssh either from linux or OSx, user2 uses winSCP

to connect from windows and from time to time will use putty.

now in the .bashrc under both user1 and user2 umask 002 has been set.

cat .bashrc 
# .bashrc

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
        . /etc/bashrc

#set file creation mask
umask 002

alias d='ls -laF'

# User specific aliases and functions
is that not set correctly?
Old 01-15-2008, 02:06 PM   #2
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Changing ~/.bashrc will only change your user environment. To make the change global (affecting all users) edit /etc/profile.
# The user file-creation mask
umask 002


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