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10.5: How to set NSUmask in Leopard
Authored by: usovalx on Dec 18, '07 06:04:52PM

Let me give you the recipie:

Open and type in
> man launchd.conf

In the man file look for the section called FILES -- there you can see
that there is one more file $HOME/.launchd.conf, which is just what you
are looking for.

Quit manual page and run the following command:
> echo "umask 077" > $HOME/.launchd.conf

and then re-login. That should be it.

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10.5: How to set NSUmask in Leopard
Authored by: allanmarcus on Dec 19, '07 07:15:03AM

FYI: from Apple enterprise support:

"Following up with some more information on this one. Turns out that Leopard was supposed to let you set the umask on a per-user basis by creating a ~/launchd.conf file, but unfortunately that's broken. "

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