getumask (3)

NAME

getumask - get file creation mask

SYNOPSIS

#define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
 
#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 in the glibc manual, but, as at glibc version 2.24, it is not implemented on Linux. (See umask(2) for a thread-safe method of discovering a process's umask.)

SEE ALSO

umask(2)

Information

Source
Linux kernel
OS/version
GNU
Source updated
September 15, 2017
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February 9, 2018
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December 2, 2018