UMASK

File mode creation mask

 

 

USupported on UNIX

 

The UMASK environment variable sets the file mode creation mask (umask) for xfServer and xfServerPlus.

Value

An octal umask value you want to set. Refer to the octal form of umask(1) in the UNIX man pages for details.

Discussion

Some security implementations cause the umask value to be cleared. You must use the UMASK environment variable in those instances.

Setting location

The synrc file or the environment. If set in the environment, UMASK must be set before xfServer or xfServerPlus is started. Setting it in the synrc file is the better choice because it guarantees that the UMASK setting will be used.

Used by

xfServer, xfServerPlus

Examples

The example below creates a file ‑rw‑rw‑r‑‑ (read and write by owner, read and write by group, and read only by others).

UMASK=02     ;export UMASK