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umask(2)		      System Calls Manual		      umask(2)

NAME
       umask - set and get file	creation mask

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<sys/types.h>
       #include	<sys/stat.h>

       mode_t umask(mode_t cmask);

MT-LEVEL
       Async-Signal-Safe

DESCRIPTION
       umask() sets the	process's file mode creation mask to cmask and returns
       the previous value of the mask.	Only the  access  permission  bits  of
       cmask and the file mode creation	mask are used.

       The mask	is inherited by	child processes.

       See intro(2) for	more information on masks.

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

SEE ALSO
       mkdir(1),  sh(1),  intro(2),  chmod(2),	creat(2),  mknod(2),  open(2),
       stat(5)

				  29 Jul 1991			      umask(2)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | MT-LEVEL | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUES | SEE ALSO

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