file permissions in XForms distributions

Michal Szymanski (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 18:15:34 -0300 (CDT)

To subscribers of the xforms list from (Michal Szymanski) :

Hi there,

I wonder why the tar files with XForms distributions (at least this is
true for Solaris and Linux) contain files which are rw------- or
rwx------. This is so annoying. One un-tars them (at least gnutar
preserves the permissions), puts to standard places as root and then ...
nobody but superuser can use them. And it is not easy to change the
permissions as one has to distinguish between executables and plain

I strongly vote to use 'umask 022' when producing the distribution



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