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Re: 1.8 and mkdir_p

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: 1.8 and mkdir_p
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2004 13:31:01 -0800
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Andrew Suffield <address@hidden> writes:
> On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 04:25:47PM +0100, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:

>>  - is it normal to honor umask when creating directories and not 
>>    when installing files?

> I'd say it was normal to honour umask at all times. People who ask for
> applications to ignore umask because they have a silly umask set,
> usually need repeatedly kicking in the head.

Amen.  People who install applications with a umask of 077 and then find
no one can run them are a self-correcting problem.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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