[Digikam-devel] [Bug 145252] Umask settings used for album directory, not for image files

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Fri Oct 19 13:19:30 BST 2007

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------- Additional Comments From arnd.baecker web de  2007-10-19 14:19 -------
Hi Achim,

well, I have to admit, that I don't fully understand the consequences
of your description to the original problem (or patch),
i.e. what should we do?

To me the situation seems the following:
- Currently (i.e. without patch)
  thumbnails and modified images result in files with 
  Any value of the current umask is ignored.
- With the patch above, the umask information is used
   so that thumbnails/modified images may end up as
  (if umask is set to 022)
  (for a different setting of the umask)
  So this is in full control of the user and behaves in the same
  way as, for example `touch new_file_to_see_its_rights`.

  This also leads to a consistent behaviour, as for newly created
   directories the mode 0777 is in digikamalbums.cpp.

So for new files, I would think that respecting the umask 
should be ok.

For thumbnails I do understand the problem that this might make
files visible to other users, which originally are not visible
(due to paths right settings etc.).

So the question is: what should we do?
Should this be made a configuration option for the thumbnails,
or better left as is?

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