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set the default file mode

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my unix system default file mode is "-rw-rw-r--"  for  every  new file I created. So every time I create a new file, I I have to change the file mode to "-rw-------" manually. How can I do this automatically, that is , how can I change the default file mode to:"-rw------".

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You should use umask command to set default mask. Type 'man umask' for detailed explanation
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