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Re: umask builtin

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: umask builtin
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 10:15:43 -0500
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 05:06:36PM +0100, kalle wrote:
> Am 08.11.2017 um 14:55 schrieb DJ Mills:
> > 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.
> This sentence is inacceptably complicate. Furthermore, it is not clear
> which symbolic mode string is meant at the end of the sentence, but I
> suppose it has been written by you to undermine the given facts.

The (1p) means that this is directly from POSIX.  It is a POSIX man

If you're on a Debian system, you can read it by doing this:

apt-get install manpages-posix
man 1p umask

Ask your OS support how to do the equivalent on other OSes, or try
searching for them via Google.  I'm sure they can be found online

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