Aitor San Juan wrote:

> I have a shell script whose execution is scheduled by CRON. The
> command scheduled is of the form:
> 50 23 * * 1-5 /apps/batch/cronjobs/ >
> /apps/batch/logs/bd_backup.log 2>&1
> This shell script runs under the id of root. The file permissions of
> the log file created are 644 (owner: root, group: wheel). I'd like that
> the file permissions of the log created be 600 (or 640 maximum). How
> could I accomplish this? This is probably related to "umask", but I
> don't dare changing anything in case that change could affect some
> other security configuration as a side effect.
> What would you recommend?

I have a few shell scripts that are run from CRON also. To accomplish
what you want, I have 'chmod' and 'chown' commands in the scripts.
Perhaps you might be able to incorporate something like that into yours.


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