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 are default permissions determined (on OS X)?

My (limited) understanding of basic Unix is that any files that are created will be created based on the permissions of the creating user. In particular, the group assigned will be the creating user's ...
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Apache created files and its permissions for CentOS 6.x

In short, I have an authenticated HTTP-POST that: posts a jpg image (created as 666 apache:www) into /directory1 (777 ftpuser:www) creates /directory2 (created as 666 apache:www) in a 777 ...
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mount command permissions: ntfs vs. ntfs-3g

I see numerous how-to examples for mounting an ntfs partition with either a mount command or an entry in fstab. In all cases, specifying ntfs as the filesystem is associated with also specifying ...
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Umask for root and other system users

If I am not wrong, this is how umask is calculated. for dir, 777 - 022(root's umask value) = 755. for file, 666 - 022(root's umask value) = 644. Now, where this umask value is defined? Is it the ...