[Patch] #29984 Change file permission using octal numbers

Dominik Seichter domseichter at web.de
Fri May 16 09:00:00 BST 2003

Am Donnerstag, 15. Mai 2003 19:07 schrieb Waldo Bastian:
> On Thursday 15 May 2003 18:37, Sven Leiber wrote:
> > > 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 displayed.
> I think having a widget that shows the permission in octal would be less
> intrusive than your proposal. A widget is also better for learnability:
> because both the checkboxes and the octal number is visible a user can more
> easily discover the relation between the two.
That's right, if the octal numbers are shown in a separate dialog, there is no 
way to discover the relation ship to the checkboxes for the user.

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