[Pkg-shadow-devel] Documenting shadow package

Nguyen Vu Hung vuhung16plus at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 13:24:32 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 7:24 PM, Nicolas François
<nicolas.francois at centraliens.net> wrote:
> I changed it to a more anonymized version:
> # Default initial "umask" value for non-PAM enabled systems.
> # UMASK is also used by useradd and newusers to set the mode of new home
> # directories.
> # 022 is the default value, but 027, or even 077, could be considered
> # better for privacy. There is no One True Answer here: each sysadmin
> # must make up her mind.
> UMASK           022

To increase the readability of the comment, I propose:

# For non-PAM systems, the default value of UMASK is 022
# which is the default permission of an user's home directory
# when created with the commands useradd, adduser and newusers.
# For example, when UMASK is set to 022, such commands will create
# an user with home directory permission set to 755.
# Refer to the manpage of umask for further information on permission.
# UMASK 022

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