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Re: lynx-dev Lynx 2.8.3 with nmh problems

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx 2.8.3 with nmh problems
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 14:31:17 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 8 May 2000, Michael Abraham Shulman wrote:

> According to strace, mhshow does a
> umask(037777777177) = 02
> Although I don't know how to read the umask that's getting set, all
> those 7s probably mean it's masking the stuff that makes Lynx fail.
> (The previous umask 002 is normal for Debian.)

My 'man 2 umask' says

          mode_t umask(mode_t mask);

          umask sets the umask to mask & 0777.

so lynx ends up being invoked with an umask of 0177.


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