Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Say I have a umask of 44 what will be the permissions of newly created file myfile

Posted on 2010-11-28
5
1,101 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Say I have a umask of 44 what will be the permissions of newly created file myfile
0
Comment
Question by:sobeservices2
5 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:dougaug
ID: 34226145
user = rw
group = w
others = w

rw- -w- -w-
0
 

Author Comment

by:sobeservices2
ID: 34226166
dougaug could you explain your answer a little more

umask creates directory permissions right?

not file permissions?
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:tomy123
tomy123 earned 166 total points
ID: 34226325
When you set the umask as 44 then the default permission for directories will be as follows
u=rwx,g=wx,o=wx

user- read,write,and execute
group-write and execute
others- write and execute

For the case of files the permission will be as follows
rw--w--w-

User- read and write
group = write
others = write

0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
dougaug earned 167 total points
ID: 34226357
When creating files or directories in unix systems, unix combine full access modes for files and directories with "inverted" user mask like below to set permissions (full access mode for files is u=rw-,g=rw-,o=rw- or 666 in octal and for directories it is u=rwx,g=rwx,o=rwx or 777 in octal).

umask=044 (in binary 000 100 100) -> First octet is for owner permissions, second is for group and third for others. First byte (from left to right) is for read permission, second is for write and third is for execute.

When creating a file:
full access mode           = 666 (in binary 110 110 110)
umask                           = 044 (in binary 000 100 100)
Inverting bits in umask = 633 (in binary 111 011 011)

Set file permissions bitwise anding full access mode with inverted umask:
full access mode -> 110 110 110
bitwise and
Inverted umask  -> 111 011 011
permissions        -> 110 010 010
                                rw- -w-  -w-


When creating a directory:
full access mode           = 777 (in binary 111 111 111)
umask                           = 044 (in binary 000 100 100)
Inverting bits in umask = 633 (in binary 111 011 011)

Set file permissions bitwise anding full access mode with inverted umask:
full access mode -> 111 111 111
bitwise and
Inverted umask  -> 111 011 011
permissions        -> 111 011 011
                                rwx -wx -wx
0
 
LVL 48

Assisted Solution

by:Tintin
Tintin earned 167 total points
ID: 34226540
Easiest way to work it out is either by just trying it, or doing the calculation

For a file it's

666
044
-----
622

For a directory it's

777
044
-----
733
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Python Assistance 7 86
vi editor showing strange character when i hit spacebar everytime 2 72
Adding a continue option in a script 9 53
AD Cleanup by EmployeeID 11 61
The purpose of this article is to fix the unknown display problem in Linux Mint operating system. After installing the OS if you see Display monitor is not recognized then we can install "MESA" utilities to fix this problem or we can install additio…
Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

790 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question