[Patch] #29984 Change file permission using octal numbers

Dominik Seichter domseichter at web.de
Fri May 16 09:02:23 BST 2003


Am Donnerstag, 15. Mai 2003 19:39 schrieben Sie:
> Did I understand this correctly?
> *  user selects the permissions my mouse click --> octal number changes
> *  user changes octal number --> visual permissions change accordingly
That is excactly what it does. In my opinion it is obvious to the user that 
both things (the octal number and the check boxes) are related and that only 
one of them needs to be changed.

> If that's what you have done, I like it: this would lead to the user
> understand what each of the bits means and how the octal code can be
> used to quickly set permissions.
> In the beginning she would just set them by mouse, as it was before,
> but after a while she perhaps would notice how much faster it would
> be by entering the ocal code - which she had learned on-the-fly by
> seeing your lineedit showing the octal digits corresponding to her
> choice.
Yes, that's the advantage :-).

> Sounds like a good idea to me: Adds more flexibility without /forcing/
> the user to follow the new or the old way.  :-)
That's what it does. I really like it after having it on my desktop for some 
time now!

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