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-By default, file and directories modes are set to 0666 or 0777. 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 is 002, which means group
-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.