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Re: [vox-tech] how does umask work?

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] how does umask work?
  • From: Henry House <hajhMAPSouse@houseag.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 10:42:19 -0800
  • References: 20010327103859.A10058@dirac.org

On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 10:38:59AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> ok, i give up.  kind of looks like the number is subtracted from 666, but
> that's not quite correct.
> how does this work?  how does one set the x bit, for instance (not that
> you'd want to, but i'm just curious).
> umask 000   # rw-rw-rw-
> umask 111   # rw-rw-rw-
> umask 222   # r--r--r--
> umask 333   # r--r--r--
> umask 444   # -w--w--w-
> umask 555   # -w--w--w-
> umask 666   # ---------
> umask 777   # ---------

There are four digits; the first is assumed to be octal zero if omitted.

Henry House
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