Re: Access for coders

From: Stefan Rensing (
Date: 07/19/95

> >    and write for the owner (only). This happens at work, I would suggest 
> >    adding statements to the end of your autorun script to the effect of
> >    'chmod g+w etc/players' and all other files.. 
> Even easier. If you run under csh, just set UMASK in your .cshrc
> to create files that are group writeable. I forget the exact setting,
> but I think UMASK is a mask (as the name implies) so something like 
> setenv UMASK 0113 should create files with -rw-rw-r-- permissions.

However, usage of umask generally is a security problem. I would at 
least omit the world r. 
Quite an easy and secure solution is to make a script for setting up 
permissions for all the directories necessary using chmod (e.g. chmod
g+rw if you have set up group access and your files are created as
rw------- as I'd suggest).


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