Linux - "umask 220" in .bash_bashprofile

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by rumak18, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. rumak18

    rumak18 New Member

    Hello,

    i'm about to install an oracle client 11g on my RedHat and SLES Linux distribution. However, the documentation says, that i have to set "umask 220" in users profile ".bash_bashprofile" . I know that this settings just subtract bit by bit the user rights. But how does this function generelly? If this setting is set in .bash_bashprofile? What does it mean generelly for the
    concernning user? Does he have an overall right of 447 for all his directories? I would be pleased, if anyone could explain me that.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    I guess the user would have 557 permissions.
     
  3. rumak18

    rumak18 New Member

    Oh, you're right :p
    But what are these permissions for? For "/"?
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    I think these are the permissions for uploaded files and directories.
     
  5. rumak18

    rumak18 New Member

    What do you mean by "uploaded"?
    Files that have been put in "samba" shares?
    By just creating files as a user?
    Nethertheless, i don't get the point , why this is something that has to do with the oracle client insallation.
     

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