HP OpenVMS DCL Dictionary
Establishes the default protection for files created by the current
SET PROTECTION [=(code)]/DEFAULT
Specifies the category of protection to be assigned by default to all
files subsequently created by the current process. To override this
protection, you must specify an explicit protection using either the
SET SECURITY /PROTECTION command or the /PROTECTION qualifier on the
CREATE command. If you do not specify a protection code, the current
default remains unchanged.
The protection code is made up of the following components:
- Ownership category---system (S), owner (O), group (G), or world
(W). Each category can be abbreviated to its first character.
- Access category---Read (R), write (W), execute (E), or delete (D).
The access category is assigned to each ownership category. A null
access specification means no access.
Use the SET SECURITY/PROTECTION command to reset security
characteristics of the directory or file.
$ SET PROTECTION=(GROUP:RWED,WORLD:R)/DEFAULT
The SET PROTECTION/DEFAULT command in this example sets the default
protection to grant unlimited access to other users in the same group
and read (R) access to all users. The default protections for system
and owner are not changed.