SUMMARY: umask for -rwxrwxr-x

From: Maura Ennis (
Date: Tue Aug 02 1994 - 18:49:45 CDT

Most of the answers that I recieved indicated that umask does not control the
execute bit on files, which certainly seems to be correct. One person
suggested I use the umask of 113, but that yielded -rw-rw-r-- for files and
drw-rw-r-- for directories. I'm sticking with a umask of 002, which yields
-rw-rw-r-- for files and drwxrwxr-x for directories.

My original message is below. Thanks to:

kes @ (Kes Masalaitis)
rr6204 @ (Bob Rutherford 965-0546)
rao @ (Randy Olsson)
davis @ (William York Davis)
thorn @ (Ron Hall)
bartlett @ (Greg 'Tool Meister' Bartlett)

I have two users who have asked me to make their default file permissions 775
(-rwxrwxr-x). I thought that setting the umask to 002 would do the trick, but
that yields -rw-rw-r--. What am I missing?


Maura Ennis
National Academy of Sciences

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