GETUMASK(3) Linux Programmer s Manual GETUMASK(3)

NAME getumask - get file creation mask

SYNOPSIS #define _GNU_SOURCE #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)

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