Questions tagged [umask]

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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Set umask for process launch by `systemctl --user`

Some process are launched by systemctl --user in CentOS 8 and Gnome (for exemple Nautilus). Thoses processes won't follow the basic umask setup. This is really impossible to work with this Desktop ...
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Is it possible to define “special permissions” by default with the umask command? [duplicate]

The first digit of the mask deals with special permissions that don't fit quite so cleanly into the owner/group/other model. When four digits are provided for a file permission, the first refers to ...
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umask does not change even after changing /etc/login.defs

I have read this answer: https://askubuntu.com/questions/805862/how-to-change-umask-mode-permanently, which recommend to change the file /etc/login.defs to change the umask permanently. So I change it ...
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Set umask for a user

How do I make umask output be 22 instead of 0022? Server1: user@vxs-app01> umask 22 Server2 user@vxs-app02> umask 0022
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ACL default::mask not being used for new file

I have a directory with the following ACL rules setup: cd /nobackupp13/jrwrigh7 getfacl . I get # file: . # owner: jrwrigh7 # group: a1983 user::rwx group::r-x group:a1983:r-x mask::r-x other::--- ...
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Default acl not yielding the permissions i want in a shared directory

I am trying to share a directory between 2 users. Both users should always have rw permissions on all existing and newly created files and subdirectories under a given path. I added both users to the ...
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Incorrect permissions assigned to file when created from Windows computer

I have a Linux server with a NFS share. User1 and Group1 have rwx permissions to the folder. When I create a file on the Linux host as user1, it has the correct permissions. On the Windows machine, ...
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Set default permission for user using copy (using winscp) in Centos 7

I did set umask 001 for user (ex: desmon) in /home/desmon/.bashrc When desmond create a file then permission is -rw-rw-rw- But when desmon use scp command to copy file then permission is -rwxr-x r-- ...
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What does the letter 'u' mean in umask?

Is it "user mask" or something? Wikipedia does not have details, but says the feature has been in Unix since 1978. POSIX just says it is the "file mode creation mask".
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How to override umask value while installing a program in Linux

My organisation has an Amazon Linux hardened ami based on CIS benchmark, which the umask value is set to 027 . While trying to install a third party tool in the instance I am not able to do it because ...
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File permissions while sending the file from one Linux host to another host

One of the source servers is sending the files to destination servers using lftp. The umask setting in the destination host is 007(in proftpd.conf file), so the files landing in the destination ...
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How to have files extracted from archive inherit permission from parent folder

I'm using a Centos 8 Linux with multiple user belonging to the same group accessing a number ff folder/subfolder and files in the same FS (xfs). I want all files and folders have write permission for ...
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umask not working as expected in one particular directory

I am facing a weird issue with umask on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I have followed through on the guides on how to setup umask including the below. Appending the below line in sudo visudo Defaults ...
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pam_umask.so doesn't work

I try to configure pam.d on a centos 8. I wanted to configure system wide umask to 0077 in /etc/pam.d/postlogin. postlogin is included by several services under /etc/pam.d e.g. su, su-l My postlogin ...
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What's the point of setting individual file permissions if no one can access/view your directory anyway?

Scenario: I have a file inside my ~ directory called file.txt. 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 ...
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home permissins are still too generous

i guess i'm still missing something, but after some time of researching (without any clear statements), i have to consult the experts: i'm using Linux Mint MATE (Ubuntu based) and know, therefore a ...
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mount with umask does not works

I tried to run mount /home/user/nvme0n1 -U 8da513ec-20ce-4a2d-863d-978b60089ad3 -t ext4 -o umask=0000 and the response is: mount: /home/user/nvme0n1: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock ...
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Why is execute permission denied for bin file I created?

I've made a Makefile to simplify my life, and this Makefile calls a script in a bin file I've created. After running my command make something, I got following error : /bin/sh: 1: .docker/bin/echo-...
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Controlling file mode of created target directory possible for rsync?

I'm looking to control the file mode bits of the directory-to-be-created in the rsync command below: rsync -a ... <remote-user>@<remote-host>:/some/existing/path/directory-to-be-created/ ...
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Set specific umask for .Trash-* folder

We are working on CentOS and our data servers are running FreeNAS. We have a few shared projects automounted in /shared_projects folder. Each times a user delete a file in those shared projects, it ...
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Correct umask value to automate the creation of file with the SSH private key content

I'm trying to find a way to shorten these lines (CI_PRIVATE_SSH_KEY is already set): mkdir -p "${HOME}/.ssh/" chmod 700 "${HOME}/.ssh/" echo "${CI_PRIVATE_SSH_KEY}" > "${HOME}/.ssh/id_rsa" chmod ...
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Set default permissions for new files and folders

I have an upload directory which has information fed into it by users, each time a user registers they submit a picture which creates a folder for them in the upload directory and stores their photo(s)...
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umask doesn't work with nohup

It seems that umask and nohup don't work correctly together. I did this: $ umask 022 $ nohup java -jar blah.jar & [1] 12345 nohup: ignoring input and appending output to `nohup.out' $ ls -l ...
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What are the directories and configuration files used to set the umask by the superuser in Solaris UNIX?

One file I can think of is the .profile file in the user's home directory. However what are the absolute paths (directories and file names) that are used to set the UMASK level at the operating ...
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Why choose a umask of 002 over 022?

I was cleaning up groups and permissions on my home system today, and re-familiarized myself with umasks. It seems that the default on my system (Ubuntu 18.10) is 002, but that for root it's 0022. ...
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Set File Permissions to Default from Umask

https://geek-university.com/linux/set-the-default-permissions-for-newly-created-files/ So I want my umask (command) which in this case is 0002 to be subtracted (bitwise) from 666 for files and 777 ...
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what is the significance of the ACL value being a complement of UMASK value?

From the description section of man 2 umask command, it says For example, the following default ACL is equivalent to a umask of 022: u::rwx,g::r-x,o::r-x What's the significance of having another ...
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umask not applied when mounting from udev

I have a udev rule which automatically mounts usb device when connected The rule is the following one : # cat /etc/udev/rules.d/10-usbdetectd.rules KERNEL!="sd[a-z]*", GOTO="...
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Does Access Control lists override group or owner permissions?

I came across the following task: Add 3 new users - alice, bob, charles Create a new group - marketing - and add alice, bob and charles to that group Create a directory - /marketing - whose owner ...
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umask not being applied? [duplicate]

I am setting the umask to a new value as below. However although I am applying rxw to the user, this does not seem to be respected (?) /home/pkaramol $ umask u=rxw,g=rw,o=r /home/pkaramol $ umask -...
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Other has permissions with umask 007 on VM with mounted folder

One thing that's odd to me right now is I am playing around with permissions. The way umask works to my knowledge is it basically tells what permissions u g o don't have using octal representation (...
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How to get sftp to respect my umask setting

I'm trying to get sftp to give me a umask of 002 but it keeps behaving like the umask is 022. How do I get it to do that? Red Hat 7.4 /etc/ssh/sshd_config has the line: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp ...
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Is the umask function a kernel function?

I assumed the umask() function is a: shell function containing a variable commonly referred to as file creation mask but I was wrong because umask() is not a shell function and doesn't contain ...
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Zsh: force file/folder obey new umask

Default zsh shell uses umask 0022, when changing to new umask, e.g: 0077. Only new file/folders after changing to new umask are applied. How to use zsh/or-else to force old file/folder create under ...
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Is a file creation mask setted by a given shell's umask is typically unique to the operating system entirely or just to that given shell?

Is a file creation mask setted by a given shell's umask is typically unique to the operating system entirely or just to that given shell? For example, if I change the file creation mask (umask's mask/...
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What is masking a mode?

I understand that in GNU/Linux, file permissions are also called a file's mode and that the term mask can mean at least these different meanings: The umask shell builtin (the usual meaning). The ...
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Why is umask changeing

Problem: umask changes when new shell is created, despite what's in .cshrc On linux... In my .cshrc, I have "umask 002" At the prompt I see 2... % umask 2 I have a shell script... #! /usr/bin/...
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umask does not have -S option

I'm trying to use umask -S to show the current mask in symbolic form (per man umask on my system, which gives me the page BASH_BUILTINS(1)). But umask doesn't seem to behave as the manpage claims: ...
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What is the exact purpose of `mask` in file system ACL?

When I apply default ACL in a directory I see default:mask or just mask in the following two scenario. Scenario 1 -bash-4.2$ ls -ld test/ drwxr-x---. 2 test test 4096 Oct 15 19:12 test/ -bash-4.2$...
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How can I override the umask setting for all users for a specific folder?

I am running RHEL6. I have a requirement to have "umask 077" in my /etc/bashrc which I am not allowed to change. We have a folder designated for group collaboration where we would like everyone in ...
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Make user create 775 permission folders

I typed out the command chfn -o umask=002 souser and expected that souser user would create folders with 775 permission then but he did not. How to get that each new folder created by a certain user ...
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cmdline Unix Permissions bits calculator

I'd like to convert the Unix Permissions bits from octal to symbolic mode and viceversa. eg.: $ mode-encode 'ugo+rwx' 0000 $ mode-decode 0000 ugo+rwx I know there are online permission bits ...
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How do I make any newly created file in a specific directory executable, readable and writable by default by all users

The question that I am unable to find answer for is as follows: How do I make any newly created file in a specific directory executable, readable and writable by all users. So I've got an NFS, one ...
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umask in /etc/profile and /etc/login.defs

I don't understand how umask works in these two files: my machine doesn't use pam_umask module. If I change user and create a new file/directory, the umask used is taken from /etc/profile (the umask ...
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chmod , umask, acl

I think the answer is "That's just how it works," but I figured I'd ask in case I'm doing something wrong. My account's default umask is 0077. I'm in the wheel group. I have a directory with this ...
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What am I doing wrong with my linux commands? [duplicate]

I want to inherit every new file from my group so that I can have execute permissions, and no one else, but when I try to create new ones, it gives me 664 permissions how can I fix this?? sudo ...
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Why is umask ignored when uploading files over sftp?

Have a wierd issue with permissions on files uploaded to a remote system. Locally, the file index2.html is chmod 664: acoder@acoder-local ~ $ ll index2.html -rw-rw-r-- 1 acoder acoder 29 May ...
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How to make autoconf use “install” instead of “mkdir -p”?

When I run sudo make install on a compiled package from the GNU archive, it uses mkdir -p to create the destination directories. I'd prefer it to use mkdir -p -m 0755 or install -d -m 0755 instead in ...
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Why do some umask values not take effect?

I'm trying to understand permissions better, so I'm doing some "exercises". Here's a sequence of commands that I'm using with their respective output: $ umask 0022 $ touch file1 $ ls -l file1 -rw-r--...
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umask and Naultilus [duplicate]

I seem to be having an issue with my applications not obeying the umask. in shell everything seems to be correct, i set my umask to be 002 in a sourced app_env.sh script. this is working correctly as ...