Best practices for umask in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Issue

  • The way to change the default umask on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is different. How can I change the umask on different versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Are there any issues I can expect if I change the default umask?
  • What is the default value of umask in Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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