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umask(2)		      System Calls Manual		      umask(2)

NAME
       umask - set and get file	creation mask

SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
       sets  the process's file	mode creation mask to and returns the previous
       value of	the mask.  Only	the file access	permission bits	of  the	 masks
       are used.

       The  bits set in	cmask specify which permission bits to turn off	in the
       mode of the created file, and should be specified  using	 the  symbolic
       values defined in stat(5).

EXAMPLES
       The  following  creates a file named in the current directory with per-
       missions	so that	the file can be	written	only by	its owner, and can  be
       read  or	executed only by the owner or processes	with group permission,
       even though group write permission and all permissions for  others  are
       passed in to

RETURN VALUE
       The previous value of the file mode creation mask is returned.

SEE ALSO
       mkdir(1), sh(1),	mknod(1M), chmod(2), creat(2), mknod(2), open(2).

STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
								      umask(2)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | EXAMPLES | RETURN VALUE | SEE ALSO | STANDARDS CONFORMANCE

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