Subject: UMASK 002 or 022?
I'd like to know why giving the world (Other) read access is even under
consideration. If user wants a file to have Other readability this
should be on the user to set it, but it should not be the default.
What is the justification that every user be able to read every other
This discussion should be on whether to set a default UMASK of 077 or
NOTE: this discussion is made all the more important currently because
it seems impossible to set a UMASK at all on Debian Stretch. None of the
usual ways work within gnome on Debian Stretch. Can anyone comment on
this fact? How does one get gnome to respect the umask value that's set
in ~/.profile? Or if not ~/.profile where does one set the default umask
value for gnome?