GETUMASK

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2010-09-10
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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 but not implemented yet in glibc, as at version 2.9.  

SEE ALSO

umask(2)  

COLOPHON

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