Mask that controls which file permissions are set for files and directories when they are created. It also refers to a function that sets the mask, and to the mask itself, which is formally known as the file mode creation mask.

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How can I change the umask for one command only?

How can I interactively execute a command in Linux (zsh, if it matters) with a different umask from the default, for one command only? Perhaps a combination of commands combined in a single line? The ...
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No effect of umask and chmod on mounted drives

The windows drives are mounted at boot-time using pysdm. The setting were nls=iso8859-1,users,umask=002,sync,user,dirsync,uid=mtk When I try to change the permission of files using chmod, I don't ...
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How to make scp respect umask

My scp doesn't respect umask setting of the user it's sending files to. Is there a setting somewhere or should I use a different solution?
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How to have correct permissions of files from usb disks?

Does anyone have the following problem? I have an Ubuntu box at work and also one at home. I always copy folders/files to/from an usb disk to/from my boxes. I have to change permissions of ...
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On AIX 6100-05-02-1034 how can I create custom umask for a specific directory?

On AIX 6100-05-02-1034 how can I create custom umask for a specific directory?