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

Micheal Wolfskill tdgh2323 at
Sat Apr 21 02:09:30 UTC 2012

I tried this in the init script:

su - nginx -c "umask 002";
umask 002;

None of them work... new cache files/dir still get 700 permissions...

What could i be doing wrong=?

> Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 04:55:42 -0700
> From: jdmls at
> Subject: Re: How to umask nginx to make it write files in 770 (cache/logs)
> To: nginx at
> 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...
> JD
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