[CentOS] Default permissions for creating a new user

Fri Mar 25 23:54:26 UTC 2011
Dr. Ed Morbius <dredmorbius at gmail.com>

on 16:45 Fri 25 Mar, Todd Cary (todd at aristesoftware.com) wrote:
> I know this is a Linux 101 question, however I am unable to 
> locate the answer in my O'Reilly Linux book: how to set the 
> default for permissions when creating a new user.  The default 
> for the GUI in my newly installed Centos 5.5 is 700.  I usually 
> use 774.
> And when root creates a new directory, is there a way to have a 
> default there too?
> Lastly, if root or someone with root privileges creates a 
> sub-directory, is there a setting so that the sub-directory will 
> have the owner/group and permissions as the parent directory?

man adduser -> FILES -> /etc/login.defs

At login, umask is set by the shell initialization.  Check ~/.bashrc,
~/.bash_profile, /etc/bashrc, and /etc/profile, for the usual suspects.

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