Permissions of files created by notmuch

David Bremner david at
Sun Mar 18 06:46:14 PDT 2018

Georg Faerber <georg at> writes:

> Hi all,
> I'm using notmuch 0.26-1+b2 out of Debian unstable.
> The files created inside .notmuch/xapian by notmuch are group and world
> readable.  Is this on purpose? This seems quite suboptimal, especially
> if one is using the recently introduced cleartext indexing feature..

I would expect Xapian (and hence notmuch) to use the users umask when
creating those files. Are you saying that's not the case, or that you
expect Xapian/notmuch to override the user's umask?


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