[CentOS] Default permissions for creating a new user

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Mar 25 23:51:19 UTC 2011

On 03/25/11 4:45 PM, Todd Cary 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?

man useradd
man umask

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