- I have a file inside my ~ directory called
- My ~ directory has it's permissions set to 700.
- My file has permissions set to 664.
The problem is, no one can even access it because my home directory won't allow it.
So, as long as I keep my home directory permissions fixed to 700 only me and root can access those files, regardless of their individual permissions, right?
If so, why bother set a file to 600 instead of the standard 644?
In other words, is there a point to change the file mode creation mask to 600 for that kind of files (assuming you have more than one user in your system and that your ~ directory permissions is set to 700)?