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Old 11-24-2010
Error Setting umask 022 by default to my profile

Hello everyone,
I want to set my properties of my profile to umask 022 by default. I have an idea that i need to make the change in .profile file. Can you please help me, on how would i be able to set it.

Thanks,
Abhishek S.
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Old 11-24-2010
just add a line in your .profile
Code:
umask 022

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Old 11-24-2010
Hi i added that line in .profile and tried creating a file, under my home.. It still gets created with 660 permission.. same case with directory.. Am i missing out on any step here.

Thanks,
Abhishek S.
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Old 11-24-2010
Somehow your umask is 117 .
Are you using a Shell which executes .profile ?
You are using Shell, not ftp I hope?
Can you put a diagnostic "echo" after the "umask" line to prove that it is being executed?
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Old 11-24-2010
And I forgot to mention (thanks methyl!) : It will be effective at NEXT new login...
 

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