|UMASK(2)||System Calls Manual||UMASK(2)|
umask — set file
creation mode mask
umask() routine sets the process's
file mode creation mask to numask and returns the
previous value of the mask. The 9 low-order access permission bits of
numask are used by system calls, including
mknod(2) to turn off
corresponding bits requested in file mode. (See
chmod(2)). This clearing
allows each user to restrict the default access to his files.
The default mask value is S_IWGRP|S_IWOTH (022, write access for the owner only). Child processes inherit the mask of the calling process.
The previous value of the file mode mask is returned by the call.
umask() function is always
umask() function conforms to
IEEE Std 1003.1-1990 (“POSIX.1”).
|June 4, 1993||NetBSD-7.0.1|