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I have a production server which running currently. I given order to change the /etc/init.d/functions umask from 022 to 027.

1- after change it, how to restart it? because there is not restart function for '/etc/init.d/functions"

2- what will be effect after chagging it to 027? will previous application running inside the server will efected or file created after?

'thanks
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by:Tintin
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What are you trying to achieve?

The umask change will take affect the next time any rc script is run.
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by:operation1612
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i getting advice to not use 022. but change to 027. but the advice can't explain much.

so the functions file does not need to be restart or reload? means i the script will read by themself?

I raise this question because the security script said that my linux S02systats umask is not found. so when i refer to systats umask, it show me to the /etc/init.d/functions umask. please make me clear...thanks
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I really don't know if you're going to run into issues changing the umask from 022 to 027 (perhaps not).

/etc/init.d/functions is referenced by any rc script that has the following line:

. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions

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thank you...i clear with your comment
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by:jculkincys
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Can you give me a concrete example of what would change?

Ex x file will no longer have world read and execute privs
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