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Re: Subject: UMASK 002 or 022?




Paul Wise writes ("Re: Subject: UMASK 002 or 022?"):
> On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 1:11 AM,  gwmfms6 wrote:
> > This discussion should be on whether to set a default UMASK of 077 or 027.
> 
> I think the appropriate default umask is 077 due to the possibility of
> some sites not naming the primary group of each user after the user.

The appropriate default umask is 002 if the user's primary group is
named after the user, or 022 otherwise.

If only we had some kind of automated information processing equipment
which could collect necessary inputs and then make correct decisions.

Ian.