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what are the default permissions for files and folders..?
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# 1
By default it is 644 = file and 755 = dir , but when u
create and file / dir that time the permission of these
decides by the value called Umask in your system
Is This Answer Correct ?    36 Yes 1 No
Sachin Goel
# 2
These permissions are depends upon the umask value. By
default in Linux umask value is 022. So Default file
permission is 644(666-022) & Default directory permission is

Is This Answer Correct ?    14 Yes 0 No
# 3
these are for root for normal users i think they
are 664 for file and 775 for directories.(666-002=664 and
777-002=775).therefore for root user the umask is 022 and
for normal users the umask is 002.
Is This Answer Correct ?    8 Yes 0 No
# 4
The umask of user whose uid is 0 to 100 is 022 (by default)
The umask of user whose uid is above then 100 is 002 (by

1- The permission of file and directory create by user
whose uid is 0 to 100
dir permission is full permission - umask=(777-022)
ans- 755
file permission is dir permission - execute=(755-111)

2- The permission of file and directory create by user
whose uid is above to 100
dir permission is full permission - umask=(777-002)
file permission is dir. permission - execute=(775-111)


> if you want to change umask setting then edit -
# vim /etc/bashrc (file)
Is This Answer Correct ?    3 Yes 0 No
Susheel Narayan Singh
# 5
default value depends on UMASK value,ignorte the previous
Is This Answer Correct ?    6 Yes 6 No
# 6
they differ based on user type.

]# check umask from home directory

file 0666-umask
directory 0777-umask
Is This Answer Correct ?    4 Yes 8 No
Srinivas Antarvedi
# 7
By defauls it is 666 = file and 777 = dir , but when u
create and file / dir that time the permission of these
decides by the value called Umask in your system .

Hope it ask your query
Is This Answer Correct ?    5 Yes 16 No
Saurabh Singh
# 8
by default it is 640 both for file and dir 
Is This Answer Correct ?    1 Yes 24 No

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