Log File permissions

Matthew Newton mcn4 at leicester.ac.uk
Fri Jul 22 12:29:18 CEST 2016

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:28:51AM +0000, Marc Beaumont wrote:
> Version is 3.0.4.

That's old.

> Why would I need to set the umask? The permissions entry is a
> specific setting that says what the permissions will be on the
> files. If it doesn’t work, why is it there?

man 2 open

 "The effective permissions are modified by the process's umask in
  the usual way: The permissions of the created file are (mode &

That's the whole point of umask...


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