Default permissions

Adam Hawes adamh at
Fri Sep 8 05:20:49 CST 2006

Investiage the umask command/system call

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From: linuxsa-bounces at [mailto:linuxsa-bounces at]On Behalf Of Nicholas Thiele
Sent: Friday, 8 September 2006 3:10 PM
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Subject: Default permissions

We have been stumped on the following problem (an easy one we thought).  Usually when we  create a file in a particular directory the default permissions are rw-r--r-- what do we need to do to change the default permissions to rwxr-xr--?

We had a look into umask but couldn't find a way to extend permissions only to reduce.  Any help would be appreciated. 

Nic Thiele
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