Changing system-wide for umask

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Linux Changing system-wide for umask

Hi everybody,

How can I change the default UMASK for non root users, e.g. I want the umask for every new created user will be 0044.

Thanks
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That depends on where it was set in the first place, investigate the contents of your /etc/profile
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Originally Posted by Corona688
That depends on where it was set in the first place, investigate the contents of your /etc/profile

What about the /etc/bashrc? Do I have to change this file too additionally to /etc/profile?
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Depends what your /etc/profile and /etc/bashrc contain.

They are script files. What they do depends on what's been put in them. /etc/bashrc doesn't automatically get loaded by bash, but /etc/profile does - and it might have a line in it that says to load /etc/bashrc... It comes down to the people who designed your distribution, what belongs where.

Which is to say, there is not necessarily a "put line here to affect system umask" line in them. You'll have to read them and figure out where it belongs, or post them here and ask.
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On RHEL, it is done in /etc/profile using code similar to the following:
Code:
if [ $UID -gt 199 ] && [ "`id -gn`" = "`id -un`" ]
then
     umask 002
else
     umask 022
fi

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Hi everybody,

How can I change the default UMASK for non root users, e.g. I want the umask for every new created user will be 0044.

Thanks
I would never want to be a user on a system you administer. Why in the world would you want to allow every user on the system to write into my personal files? Maybe it is nice that no one but me will be able to read my files; but granting everyone write access to my files is just plain wrong!
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I would never want to be a user on a system you administer. Why in the world would you want to allow every user on the system to write into my personal files? Maybe it is nice that no one but me will be able to read my files; but granting everyone write access to my files is just plain wrong!
I didn't really mean to grant everybody 0044 but just an example. In my real scenario I did 0077 as a UMASK.Smilie
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