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umask

Section: System Calls (2)
Updated: 28 Dec 1996
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NAME

umask - set and get file creation mask  

SYNOPSIS

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

mode_t umask(mode_t cmask);  

DESCRIPTION

The umask() function 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.  

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface StabilityStandard
MT-LevelAsync-Signal-Safe

 

SEE ALSO

mkdir(1), sh(1), intro(2), chmod(2), creat(2), mknod(2), open(2), stat.h(3HEAD), attributes(5), standards(5)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUES
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO

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