Re: Xsession doesn't use umask setting from /etc/login.defs
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Branden Robinson wrote:
| On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 12:06:36PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
|> environment variables, at least, are trivial to accomplish
|> using the pam_env module. Properly setting a umask would call
|> for something else yet.
| Would pam_umask.so be a worthwhile exercise for some enterprising
May I suggest pam_logindefs.so?
| I somehow suspect that umasks predate environment variables in
| the misty early history of Unix, else the umask would've been
| made one.
I don't think so. I think it is a result of careful and thorough
system design. Environment variables are excellent for tailoring
user space activities. Umask (ulimit, nice) is kernel business,
belong in it's data structures and therefore manipulated only
through system calls.
Tomas Fasth <email@example.com>
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