[Nautilus-list] Re: [PMH] Idea for Nautilus and GMC.

On 22 May 2001 20:23:38 -0400, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Currently when people download executables from the network, say for
> installing software, they can not execute them because the execute bit
> is not set.

Does this actually happen?  Can anyone remember the last time they
downloaded a single binary executable from the web?  Especially ones
that weren't compressed, which might throw this off?  It sounds to me
that this isn't really a problem.. then again, the fix is simple enough,
so not a big deal.

Also, the app that is registered for elf/a.out files worries me, because
it opens the way for the nifty MS-like email viruses.  Something like
Evolution would pick up the elf/a.out handler, and offer an 'Execute'
option.. or double click.. and then we could easily be screwed.

    - Vlad

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