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10.3: Set the global umask default value
Authored by: daniel_clift on Dec 20, '03 05:30:01PM

Setting the umask to be more restrictive is always risky as you can prevent applications and processes from being able to access files that they need to run things. Software updates and installers might not be able to run, because they wouldn't have permissions to write files to parts of the disk that you had protected.

This hint is really intended more for those users that want to loosen up the permissions structure of Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, to allow them to work in a more collaborative way with others.



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