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How can I make any folders or files created by a certain user always be public (accessible by anyone) in Ubuntu?

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You edit the user file-creation mode mask (umask) of that user. There are several ways to do this, one way would be to add umask xxx (xxx is your desired umask) to your ~/.profile and relog. This won't affect already existing files though.

See Wikipedia umask for information about umask and how to calculate one.

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