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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: Forward:
Date Tue, 27 Jan 1998 17:41:38 GMT
At 09:47 AM 1/27/98 +0000, Ben Laurie wrote:
>Dean Gaudet wrote:
>> I much prefer systems set up like redhat boxes -- with "user private
>> groups".  Every user has a private group containing only that user.  Their
>> homedirs are in that group, with g+s set.  Then there's absolutely no
>> reason to use a umask other than 002 or 007 because nobody else is in the
>> group that your files default to.  But when you work in a shared group
>> directory, which has the g+s bit set (causing new files to default their
>> group to the same as the directory), you'll be guaranteed to set the
>> permissions properly.
>Isn't that what FreeBSD does, too?

The "adduser" program does indeed default to creating a group with the same
name as the user being created.


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