How to umask nginx to make it write files in 770 (cache/logs)

John Doe jdmls at
Fri Apr 20 11:55:42 UTC 2012

From: Micheal Wolfskill <tdgh2323 at>

>Iam thinking of setting a umask in nginx... so that it writes files (logs ans cache) in 770 . Anybody know how to do this, or done it?
>I need this because my environment needs access to all files produced by nginx and some are 700 .

Never tried but maybe set the umask at the beginning of the init.d script (but that would apply to all files creation)...
Or a quick/dirty way to do it would be to chmod 770 the log files every x hour or once a day from a cron job...


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