umask are the default permissions that are applied when a file or directory are created. To see this in action simply just "touch filename" or "mkdir somedir" and you'll see what default permissions are applied.
The first thing Ialways tell people you should know is to NEVER change the defaults unless you are making them more restrictive. But they work well and if you change the defaults you could end up creating a file without permission to read........
This happened while an mdadm array was syncing, all access from writing a new blank file to opening a small .txt file was very slow:
[222117.312078] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[222117.685060] EXT3-fs (md0): using internal journal
[222117.685096] EXT3-fs (md0): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
[222122.376847] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[222122.602825] EXT3-fs (md2): using internal jour........
ls: error while loading shared libraries: libtermcap.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
This is not an ldd problem or case of anything missing, this only happened after I upradedUbuntu.
declare -x PATH="/home/user/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/games"
"/home/user/bin" is the problem! It's weird because I have no idea how it happened.........
This is a great way to use your ftp server space, for example on your web hosting account (althoughI believe many hosts don't allow storage like this), but if you have a VPS/Dedicated Server etc.., this would be perfect. Imagine how easy it is to work with an ftp account that you can just mount as a normal partition or directory in Linux, it would be great for backups etc..
curlftpfs - mount a ftp host as a local directory
Mounting NTFS in UnixJust a quick tutorial to mount your NTFS volumes in Unix (FreeBSD/Linux)
[quote:4a9de7bf80]mount -t ntfs -o umask=0 /dev/your_partition /mnt/your_mount_point[/quote:4a9de7bf80]
[b:4a9de7bf80]-o umask=0[/b:4a9de7bf80] is to ensure all users can access the mounted partition (otherwise don't use it and only root can access the mounted partition)
[b:4a9de7bf80]-t ntfs[/b:4a9de7bf80] is simple because it just lets mount kno........