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# 1  
Old 08-25-2009
Data User Access Rights

Hi Folks,

My problem is an easy one for the experts here. All my applications run using a user id that creates files with only the following default rights:

I want to modify this user's account such that it creates files that assign read access to the everyone group by default:

Can someone help with this?

Thanks and Regards,
# 2  
Old 08-25-2009

Yes, you can do this by changing the "umask".

For rw-r--r--, the umask should be 133:

umask 133
touch x
ll x
-rw-r--r--    1 me mygroup              0 Aug 25 12:22 x

See the man page for more information.
# 3  
Old 08-25-2009
Thanks Scott...thats exactly what I was looking for.
# 4  
Old 08-25-2009
Hi Umair,

It goes like this:

You want the default permissions 644.

So you need to give umask with the option 777-644 i.e 133

umask 133

# 5  
Old 08-25-2009
I would suggest using umask 022 instead. Otherwise newly created directories will get invalid permissions and will not be accessible.
# 6  
Old 08-27-2009
I used umask 022 as it is the recommended option for the read access rights I needed to grant to other users.

---------- Post updated 27-08-09 at 01:05 PM ---------- Previous update was 26-08-09 at 01:22 PM ----------

Hi Folks,

That solution only works while I am logged in and I start the application using my login. I have the umask 022 command in my .bashrc file too. When the application is started using the Cron (using my user), this property seems to disappear. How do I make this permanent?

# 7  
Old 08-27-2009

You should place the line in your .profile in your home direcoty.
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