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Please explain umask and ulimit in Linux with difference ?

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Please explain umask and ulimit in Linux with difference ?
posted Jun 26, 2015 by Mohammed Hussain

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umask stands for ‘User file creation mask’, which determines the settings of a mask that controls which file permissions are set for files and directories when they are created. While ulimit is a linux built in command which provides control over the resources available to the shell and/or to processes started by it.

You can limit user to specific range by editing /etc/security/limits.conf at the same time system wide settings can be updated in /etc/sysctl.conf

answer Jul 3, 2015 by Manikandan J
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