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Old 09-12-2002
Question default directory permissions

Hello,

Is there a way to set the default permissions for a specific directory and all it's files and subdirectories?

For example:

I want the general umask to be
-rwxr-x---

But I want the default for the cgi-bin directory and everything below it to be
-rwxr-xr-x

So that when I put a file into the cgi-bin it automaticaly has those permissions applied to it.


Thanks,

Thumpasorus
# 2  
Old 09-12-2002
altho i understand what you are trying to do but i have never come across the ability to do this.

to set the default umask for system wide try /etc/default/login or /etc/profile

or to set it for a specific user put it in there ~/.profile

but as far as your cgi-bin dir there is always cron.
# 3  
Old 09-12-2002
ty 4 the reply

My problem is this: I set my computer up to be a testing server and my general workflow is--

write
fail
edit
test
edit
test
edit
test
etc...
succeed!

As it stands right now I have to manually change the permissions of the file I am testing every time I edit it. I guess it's not that big of deal if I just use the shells history to repeat the chmod command, but it is irritating and having the computer do it automagically would take one step out of my workflow. Over the long run, that step would add up (and it's one more thing for me to forget to do Smilie )

hmmm, perhaps there is another solution. I'm using OSX so I have access to appleScript. I could maybe make a drop folder that changes the permissions, but I know next to nothing of appleScript.

anyone have any ideas?

thanks again,

Thumpasorus
# 4  
Old 09-13-2002
Re: ty 4 the reply

Quote:
Originally posted by Thumpasorus


write
fail
edit
test
edit
test
edit
test
etc...
succeed!

As it stands right now I have to manually change the permissions of the file I am testing every time I edit it.


anyone have any ideas?
I do not understand why you need to reset the permissions each time that you edit the file. An editor should not do that. But even if that is the case somehow, just switch your workflow to:

first change the umask to want you want
write
fail
edit
test
edit
test
edit
test
etc...
succeed!
now change the umask back
 

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