Private groups & umask 002 proposal
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 94 13:55 PST
From: "H. Peter Anvin N9ITP" <email@example.com>
Oy. Why do I have to explain this?
In the environment I work in, we have a policy which can be summarized
a) Other people in your working group can read, but not write, your
You say "working group"; I say "project". Is there a difference?
Your default is read-only; mine is read-write. Now, _that_ is a simple
change. Getting the "working group" directories created as such is the
With common cause like that, why aren't you _with_ us, brother?
Hence there is *no way* such a policy can be implemented; it is
not possible to separate the people with read access from the ones
with no access.
There would be a problem if you needed to specify two groups of people with
differing access requirements. You've specified one. A umask of 026 is
what you want. Stick it in /etc/profile and /etc/csh.login.
This is a serious omission.
If it is, you need to explain some more.