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authorRené Scharfe <>2007-08-21 18:01:16 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-08-22 22:19:41 (GMT)
commit687157c736d7a1aac152866cbe20030aaa25513f (patch)
treeb287d37f57491644d36dafaa32682a80b774d8bf /Documentation/git-archive.txt
parent8fa0ee3b50736eb869a3e13375bb041c1bf5aa12 (diff)
Documentation: update tar.umask default
As noted by Mike Hommey, the documentation for the config setting tar.umask is not up-to-date. Commit f08b3b0e2e9ad87767d80ff03b013c686e08ba4b changed the default from 0 to 2; this patch finally documents it. Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -72,16 +72,13 @@ zip
-By default, file and directories modes are set to 0666 or 0777 in tar
-archives. It is possible to change this by setting the "umask" variable
-in the repository configuration as follows :
- umask = 002 ;# group friendly
-The special umask value "user" indicates that the user's current umask
-will be used instead. The default value remains 0, which means world
-readable/writable files and directories.
+ This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
+ tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
+ world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
+ archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) for
+ details.