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Re: umask

On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 10:02:39AM -0600, Dave Sherohman wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 12:20:24PM +0100, Christian Ruffer wrote:
> > i want to change the umask permanently for one user.
> > 
> > 1. I change the .bash_profile file. uncommented umask
> > nothing
> Have you tried setting it in .bashrc?  Depending on how a shell comes
> into existence, .bash_profile may or may not run, but .bashrc always
> will.  (Or, more accurately, bash will run either .bash_profile or
> .bashrc on startup, depending on how it's called, but the default Debian
> .bash_profile starts off by running .bashrc.)

You also have to define permanently.  umask will always be under the
user's control and can be changed at will.  

There's also any settings in the /etc/ bash-related files.

There's also libpam-umask to play with.


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