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Old 09-12-2003, 11:11 AM   #1
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owner and groups

Hi all!

I am playing with network and multiuser functions. If user a creates or copies a file b, then b has a set of user/group/others rights.

How do I control the "standard" values for this rights? I think. it is lacking comfort, if any user has to change the rights of his files by hand all the time. Is it possible to give a standard or something like this?

I belive, the umask goes in this direction, but I don't understand my readings very well...

Thanks a lot,
Clemens von Musil
Old 09-12-2003, 12:06 PM   #2
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You got the idea, to control the default settings for the files, you want to use umask to do this.

I'll see if I can't find a good tutorial on umask, as yes, at times the man pages aren't very straight forward..


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