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Hi,
The files uploaded to our webserver (using a php script) have default permissions: rw------- which suggests a umask setting of 0066, whereas our system-wide umask is 0022. The files are owned by wwwrun:www(default apache) and the system is SuSE linux.

How do I set the umask for wwwrun so that the files uploaded will have the desired permissions (rw-r--r-- )

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by:paullamhkg
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you have to add some script in your php script so that after the uploaded finished than change the umask will do.

or you can use a crontab to run a chmod to make it change to 644 on every 1hr or so.

eg. run 'crontab'

add below in the cron job

* 1 * * chmod 644 /data/www/*

so every an hour the crontab will run and all the files inside the /data/www will become 644 mode.

but the best way is add the chmod script into your php script.

hope can help a bit :)
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by:sandeep_th
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hmmm ... not exactly what I was looking for....but CAN be a possible solution. But the fundamental issue is how can we change the default umask of the wwwrun user....THAT is not addressed by this solution. Any other ideas?
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paullamhkg earned 200 total points
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oh I miss understand that you need to add some script or so..

you can change the default umask of the wwwrun by 'umask -p 033 wwwrun' so every file(s) wwwrun create will be 'rw-r--r--', is that what you need?? I think so :)
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