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umask [value]

Display the file creation mask. 

With value, set the file creation mask. With value given in octal, the user can turn-off any bits, but cannot turn-on bits to allow new permissions. 

Common values include 077, restricting all permissions from everyone else; 002, giving complete access to the group, and read (and directory search) access to others; or 022, giving read (and directory search) but not write permission to the group and others.



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