[Patch] #29984 Change file permission using octal numbers

David Faure dfaure at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se
Fri May 16 20:52:34 BST 2003

On Friday 16 May 2003 21:46, Tim Jansen wrote:
> On Friday 16 May 2003 20:43, David Faure wrote:
> > This looks very good, however it doesn't cater for one thing that this
> > dialog can currently do:
> > imagine you open the properties dialog after selecting a set of files
> > (and/or dirs) that don't all have the same permissions.
> > The current dialog will then use "tristate" checkboxes, for the permissions
> > that are not the same among the selected files/dirs.
> > This would mean a "no change" entry in your combos, I suppose.
> Yes, I haven't thought about this, but "no change" would be an option.
> > But it also creates trouble for finding out in which mode you really are.
> > How does the current dialog do? Well, the "isDir" bool is only set if
> > all selected items are dirs. So if you select a mix of files and dirs you
> > end up with the labels for files.
> Not sure what's a good solution for that is, except maybe create another 
> variant for editing files and directories at the same time. 

Sounds good.

> > The problem is that in your version there are 4 modes, so all sorts
> > of mixes between the 4 modes become possible, when selecting multiple
> > files.... 
> I think the executable variant is not needed. The only important use case that 
> I can see is when you download or write a script and want to execute it.
> Probably it is enough to just have that radio button and set an "x" for all 
> "r"s when the checkbox is activated. 
> If the executable variant is be gone, there would be only 4 combinations left: 
> one or more files; one or more dirs; dirs and files mixed; and one or more 
> files with unusual flags.
> Here is a screenshot of that variant:
> http://www.tjansen.de/other/file_properties2.png

Thanks a lot for your work on this :)

David Faure -- faure at kde.org, dfaure at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se
Qt/KDE/KOffice developer
Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB, Platform-independent software solutions

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