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Old 04-04-2010, 10:00 AM   #1
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Set default file/directory permissions

I want to set the default file and directory permissions for anything created within a specific folder.

For example I have a directory at /test and I want any directory's then created inside /test to have permissions automatically set to 0777

I know that "chmod -R 777 /test" will change the permissions that exist at that time but it does not apply to any future directory's that are created.

Can somebody help me out with the correct command please?

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Old 04-04-2010, 10:09 AM   #2
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I know that "chmod -R 777 /test" will change the permissions that exist at that time but it does not apply to any future directory's that are created.
I suppose that is a linux bult-in security policy as you're creating this folder within the filesystem so it's only permitted to the root user.
If you try to change the owner of the folder to the user to a normal one? Or you must access it as root?
Old 04-04-2010, 10:12 AM   #3
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try de umask
umask sets the default permissions. We have 2 options. For the entire system or in a per-user basis. and this depends on the shell for bash:
for the per-user basis:
and for the entire system:

more info

man bash


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