umask conundrum


 
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umask conundrum

Hi All,

i was reading up on a umask question on this forum and have a question on this.


the umask value on my home PC running on cygwin is 022. when i create a dir it defaults to permission 755, when i create a file it defaults to 644. Now it starts at 777 for dirs and 666 for files and negate the umask value to get the default permission.


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My question is: i want to change the default file permission create to 755 but without altering the default dir permission. Is this possible ? if so how ?

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No. You can't use umask to create executable files.

I'm not sure what the second part of your question is asking "Now it starts at 777 for dirs and 666 for files..."
 

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