[texhax] Umasks, Permissions, and All That

Thomas Schneider schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Sat Jul 13 18:06:48 CEST 2013


> I inheritance of umask by root using sudo does happen when using bash.

Ok, thanks.

> The standard directories, e.g., ~/Library and ~/Documents, in my
> HOME directory, with ownership by me of course, all have permissions
> 700 so, as far as I know, others can't look inside them; no need to
> set the permissions of all the files and sub-directories of those
> directories to 700 too. Is that wrong?

I think that's right - the top level permission ought to prevent
access to the lower levels.


  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
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  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
  Molecular Information Theory Group
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