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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.

Doug.


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