[TriLUG] SCP file create mode
Brian A. Henning
lugmail at cheetah.dynip.com
Wed Feb 18 17:17:36 EST 2004
> Have you checked other places that the umask could be set? How about
> the following files :
- These two don't exist for his user.
- None of those mention umask or prompt
Also no mention of umask here.
I added an echo at the end of /etc/bashrc just to say the script had
completed. It is echoed for my user, but not for his. I think that cinches
the possibility that /etc/bashrc is simply not being processed for his user.
Why might that be?
Okay, additional development: I created a .bashrc in his home folder. It's
not getting processed either.
The only environment differences (as evidenced by diffing the output of set
for both users) are the expected username/uid/maildir things, and the
PROMPT_COMMAND and PS variables (affected by his user's failure to
I know that one can launch bash with --noprofile and --norc, the latter of
which is on by default if bash is invoked with /bin/sh instead of /bin/bash.
That's not the case, however; his shell is set to /bin/bash just like mine.
I've tried logging in as many of the other users on this system, and they
all process /etc/bashrc properly; only this one particular user does not.
His line in /etc/passwd matches the form of all the other interactive users.
Further investigation reveals that /etc/profile *is* processed for this
user, but there's nothing in there that looks like it would prevent
/etc/bashrc from being processed.
Deleting and recreating his user shouldn't be the answer, should it?
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