[CentOS] Default permissions for creating a new user
Dr. Ed Morbius
dredmorbius at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 23:54:26 UTC 2011
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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