How to set the default file permissions on ALL newly created files in linux

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Published on 2009-10-01T11:56:45Z Indexed on 2010/03/16 5:26 UTC
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My question is similar to this:

but there is no scp/ftp client involved and that question looks abandoned. Simply put: I want to be able to, at some global level decree that all newly created files will never have world writable permissions (0775).

I tried putting a umask 02 in /etc/profile then in my bash_profile but it only works for scripts or new files that I create in a shell. It doesn't work for files that another binary creates. Is there anyway to have all new files that are created?

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