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[bug #19546] mkdir -p should use default ACL for parent directories

From: Matt McCutchen
Subject: [bug #19546] mkdir -p should use default ACL for parent directories
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 03:42:30 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #2, bug #19546 (project coreutils):

I don't take that text in the standard literally.  In the hypothetical "POSIX
plus abandoned POSIX ACLs" standard that we're implementing, I feel certain it
would have been changed to account for default ACLs.

I really doubt that a user who applies a default ACL to a directory would
then rely on mkdir honoring the umask in preference to the default ACL.  But
if you're genuinely worried about breakage, I would be happy to have a new
option, or preferably a new environment variable that I could set globally. 
This issue causes me pain every time I install software from source: since I
use umask 0077, installs into a shared directory with an appropriate default
ACL are unusable by others until I go and change the permissions manually.


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