Re: retaining file permissions and ownership across sub-directories in Linux
By setting the umask 002 in /etc/profile my problem is resolved as far
as I create files and folder using Nautilus or a bash console.
The problem still persists if I create folders or save files
(attachments) using applications like Kmail, Mozilla, or Konqueror.
Is there a global setting to set the umask for all applications to use 002?
If the application insists on giving a file permissions, let's say, 0600
you can't forbid it with umask. With umask you can only prohibit them
from giving some permissions. Not the other way around, as is in your