Thursday, March 14, 2013

How do I make it so all future files and dirs have the permissions I want (for example, 775 rather than 755 for new directories) on a linux machine?

On your linux machine, open the following file via the following command:
sudo vim /etc/pam.d/login
Then, add the following line to it:
session optional umask=0002
Then, restart the machine.

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