[Patch] #29984 Change file permission using octal numbers

Dominik Seichter domseichter at web.de
Fri May 16 09:10:45 BST 2003

Am Freitag, 16. Mai 2003 00:59 schrieb Tim Jansen:
> On Friday 16 May 2003 00:05, Germain Garand wrote:
> > I fully agree with you, that's elegant and informative.
> > Actually, I think this is one of those cases where adding a bit of
> > information make things a lot simpler to understand for Joe User.
> But this really depends on the audience. First of all, for non-developers
> it is not obvious what the relation between the octal encoding of the bits
> and the checkboxes is. But even worse: I bet that 95% of all computer users
> do not care. For them it is just some visual noise, and there is already
> enough visual noise on the permission page.
No, I think it is really obvious, because the number changes as you click on 
the checkboxes and the check boxes change as you type a number.
At the beginning most users won't care, but after sometime they will probably 
see that changing the permission is faster if they just have to type the 
number in the line edit.

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