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Re: umask builtin


From: DJ Mills
Subject: Re: umask builtin
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 08:55:11 -0500

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 6:04 AM, kalle <address@hidden> wrote:

> in my version 4.4.0(1),
> `umask' gives me a numeric output of `0022',
> while `umask -S' gives me an output of `u=rwx,g=rx,o=rx'.
> Shouldn't umask -S also formulate the mask in a negative way, as does
> `umask'? Thus giving out `u=,g=w,o=w'?
>
> greetings,
> kalle
>
>
>From umask(1p):
  For a symbolic_mode value, the new value of the file mode creation mask
  shall be the logical complement of the file permission bits portion  of
  the file mode specified by the symbolic_mode string.


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