[Patch] #29984 Change file permission using octal numbers

Sven Leiber s.leiber at web.de
Thu May 15 17:37:53 BST 2003

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On Thursday 15 May 2003 16:20, Scott Wheeler wrote:
> On Thursday 15 May 2003 14:32, Dominik Seichter wrote:
> > The patch adds a line edit to the permission page of the properties
> > dialog. The user can enter any octal number in the line edit to change
> > the file permission like he would do when using chmod. Additionally the
> > file permissions selected by the user are shown as an octal number.
> Hmm, to me it just doesn't seem like this belongs in the GUI -- certainly
> not simply with the string "Permissions".  I think understanding Unix
> permissions is confusing as is, but allowing for setting the octal mode
> would just add another widget to the general confusion.  This would seem
> roughly like being prompted for command line switches when dragging and
> dropping a file "because it's more powerful that way".

I think if we whant this option we make a seperate Dialog for it and a button, 
or, better I think, we add a checkbox onto the top to switch to the unix like 
permission settings and save it if we have changed it, so people who whant 
that can set it to the Stringconfiguration and normaly is the old version 
Between the Permissionsettings, I think we can add for that a DCOP Interface, 
too. So we can use the KDE like configuration in scripts, too.  :)

> Anyway -- just my opinion; we'll see what others think...
> Cheers,
> -Scott

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