Setting default permissions without umask or cron jobs


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Setting default permissions without umask or cron jobs

I've got a number of people sending files to me in different directory structures, and users on many different groups who need access to these incoming paths.

My problem is that umask assumes a default of 666 for files. No execute bit, meaning that my users can't even see the incoming folders. And since umask can't *add* permisssions..

The files being delivered are not executable, and the drop paths are sufficiently isolated so I am not concerned from a security standpoint.

Currently, I've been getting around this with a ton of assorted chmod cron jobs to clean up the permissions, but this feels like a really ugly hack.

Is there a way to to get incoming SCP/SFTP files to have o+x rights as they are created, without requiring manual action by the users dropping files?
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You can put a local umask setting in the user profiles for each of them so that the permissions are 667.
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I don't think I can do that, since the default file mask is 666. I can only reduce from there, using umask, correct? I need a way to add that final 1.
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