Understanding umask -S (demo 32.10)
I have no problem understanding umask and its meaning. Thus I can interpret the output of umask.
In the demo we see the output of "umask -S" which show the symbolic representation of default permissions (and not the actual mask).
$ umask -S -p umask -S u=rwx,g=rwx,o=rx
The part that bug me is the "x", which would be true for directories. However, by default files don't get it. Would this mean as far masking go "x" is assumed to only apply to directories?