[Patch] #29984 Change file permission using octal numbers

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at olympusproject.org
Sun May 18 16:48:52 BST 2003

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On Friday 16 May 2003 10:59, David Faure wrote:
> > if anything, the dialog should be simplified. using terms like "Show
> > Entries", "Write Entries" and "Enter" is sort of ludicrous: they make no
> > sense when applied to a file
> Of course they don't, that's why they depend on the kind of object the
> dialog is referring to. It's "ludicrous" to assume that it shows this for a
> file: it doesn't. The code says
>   if (isDir)
>     l = new QLabel( i18n("Show\nEntries"), gb );
>   else
>     l = new QLabel( i18n("Read"), gb );
> etc.

hrm.. there's something wrong with my installation (CVS HEAD) then, because i 
get the directory labels for all files =/ i'll investigate what's going on 

> > and aren't the UNIX terms so any previous learning someone
> > will have done about UNIX file permissions will require translation to be
> > useful.
> So you think it should say rwx instead? :)

no, but something that references "Reading", "Writing" and "Executing" where 
appropriate... i think Tim's concept strikes a great ballance there. someone 
reading about UNIX's read, write and executable permissions can map those 
concepts quite easily to Tim's dialogs, but not so clearly to KDE's current 

> > it would also be nice to offer a clear set of keyboard shortcuts for the
> > checkboxes.
> I don't see how, without cluttering the dialog.

this is another place that Tim's idea shines: we get clear label -> widget 
mappings for key accels. 

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