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Posted on 2006-07-20
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I have a html file (foo.html) and a folder (/boo) with many html files. By default, all files I create, uploading via FTP or created in command-line, have permission rw-------. I would like to know if I can set rwx-r--r-- to foo.html and all html files in /boo, and set /boo drwx-r-xr-x. So that I will not need to use FTP or SSH to login evrey time afterI create a new file (because if I do not modify the permission of the file, others cannot view them since their default permissions are all 600.

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The default file permissions will depend on your FTP server settings.  Alternatively, you can do a chmod on the file from the FTP client after you have uploaded it.
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That takes more time. In fact, I am using blogger.com to publish blogs in my department marchine.
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So you are FTPing the files from blogger.com?
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Blogger.com does the FTP job for me. I just need to tell my ftp username and pwd. that's why I do not want to use ftp tool to modify permission manually.
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OK, so you're initiated the FTP transfer from blogger.com to a FTP server sitting on your network?

If so, what FTP server are you running?
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I am not sure. I only know server's OS is solaris. I need to ask our department's network admin.
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If your network admin is the person responsible for your FTP server, then they will be the person who can change the configuration to change the umask of your FTP user.
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This is the .login file. I added setenv UMASK 077, but it does not work.

# login (July 13, 1999)

# Solaris desktop doesn't want to source these. (see .dtprofile)
# As well, we only want .login if there is a user attached
#   to the terminal. ($prompt will be set)
if (! $?DT && $?prompt) then
  if (! ${?CS_TRACE}) setenv CS_TRACE 0
  if (${CS_TRACE} > 0) then
    cs_echo '<- .login'
    setenv CS_TRACE $CS_TRACE
  endif
  # This ensures your DISPLAY is set. (Remote logins)
  eval `setdisplay -eval`

  # If you add anything, add it here.

##I added this line, but it does not work

setenv UMASK 077

  # Add packages here.
  #enable -fq jdk          #Java support

  # This is how we get tcsh instead of csh
  if (-x /cs/local/bin/tcsh) then
    set tmp=/cs/local/bin/tcsh
  else
    set tmp=`which tcsh`
  endif
  # Only switch to tcsh if it exists somewhere in the path.
  if (-x "$tmp" && $SHELL !~ *tcsh) then
    if (${CS_TRACE} > 0) then
      cs_echo '  <- tcsh'
      @ CS_TRACE++
      setenv CS_TRACE $CS_TRACE
    endif
    setenv SHELL $tmp
    exec $tmp
  endif

  if (${CS_TRACE} > 0) then
    cs_echo '.login ->'
  endif
endif
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Tintin earned 300 total points
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umask is a command and not an environment variable.

You'd need to do:

umask 077

However, depending on what FTP server is running and how it is setup, it may not use your system user and its associated profile.  Again, this is something your network administrator should be able to help you with and if not, then they can't be very good at their job.
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