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11:59am Wed 18th Oct, Christopher M.

"William Rayner" <23*3*2*3@s*u*e*t*u*a*e*u*a*> wrote:
> The project description says that a synced file will have the default file permissions, google tells me that's 0666 and 0777, and this mimics my own linux defaults without umask. However, the sample solution seems to be 0600 and 0700. Should we proceed with 0666 or switch to 0600?
You should use 0666 and 0777 when creating new items. Those values will then be modified by the umask of the process creating the items, which may be a person's shell invoking the command from the command-line or, in our case, a web-server invoking the command. But the value of the umask is the 'preference' of the process, not of the author of the software (unless so documented). Thus you'd only add the extra call to chmod() if a program really required a particular mode for successful execution.

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