konqueror and umask

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Wed May 2 09:28:39 BST 2007

On Dienstag, 1. Mai 2007 +0100, Ryo Furue wrote:
> Hi Pol,
> | Files and directories created through the konqueror graphic interface
> | show different access privileges than files and directories created
> | through a terminal emulator (konqueror terminal emulator included).
> | How to fix that misbehaviour?
> I guess you set your umask in a shell startup file such as .bashrc,
> .profile, or .bash_profile , that is not used by KDE.
> Potential fixes are:
> - Create a symbolic link in ~/.kde/env/ to your startup file that
>   contains your umask setting: For example,
>     $ cd ~/.kde/env/
>     $ ln -s ~/.bash_profile bash_profile.sh
>   This is what I do.  Files in ~/.kde/env/ are sourced during the
>   KDE startup.  Once set, environments (including umask) should be
>   seen by all applications including konqueror.
> - Change the system-wide default umask in /etc/profile .  But, I'm not
>   sure whether the KDE uses this file or whether it does not change
>   umask.
> - What else . . . ?

I set umask through PAM, i.e. using pam_umask as one of the PAM options.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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