umask – set and get the file mode creation mask
mode_t umask(mode_t cmask);
The umask() function shall set the process’ file mode creation mask to cmask and return the previous value of the mask. Only the file permission bits of cmask (see
The process’ file mode creation mask is used to turn off permission bits in the mode argument supplied during calls to the following functions:
- open(), creat(), mkdir(), and mkfifo()
Bit positions that are set in cmask are cleared in the mode of the created file.
The file permission bits in the value returned by umask() shall be the previous value of the file mode creation mask. The state of any other bits in that value is unspecified, except that a subsequent call to umask() with the returned value as cmask shall leave the state of the mask the same as its state before the first call, including any unspecified use of those bits.
No errors are defined.