Re: wrong modes in gnome-games

Read permissions are not needed for programs to execute.

Traditionally, games are set no not be readable. On multi-user
systems, you can set a cron job to turn on/off access to the
/usr/games directory at peak (office) hours, for example. 
If the games are executable  but not readable, then users cannot
bypass this mechanism by copying the game to their home directory.

A little obsolete in the age of the internet, where they could
just download the executable from somewhere else, but someone
may still be using it.

-- Alastair

Alastair McKinstry <>, 
High Performance Technical Computing, Compaq Computer Corp., Galway,
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