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GETUMASK

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2009-01-20
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NAME

getumask - get file creation mask  

SYNOPSIS

#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>

mode_t getumask(void);  

DESCRIPTION

This function returns the current file creation mask. It is equivalent to

mode_t getumask(void)
{
    mode_t mask = umask( 0 );
    umask(mask);
    return mask;
}

except that it is documented to be thread-safe (that is, shares a lock with the umask(2) library call).  

CONFORMING TO

This is a vaporware GNU extension.  

NOTES

This function is documented but not implemented yet in glibc, as at version 2.9.  

SEE ALSO

umask(2)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.21 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

 

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