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

There is currently a feature in the gnome-vfs-mime code that's for this kind
of thing: gnome_vfs_mime_can_be_executable (const char *mime_type). There's
a setter too, though in typical use this is set only by reading the mime
data from disk (look for can_be_executable in gnome-vfs.keys).

We added this to avoid problems such as trying to execute an image file
because it had the execute bit inadvertently set.


on 5/24/01 6:11 PM, Miguel de Icaza at miguel ximian com wrote:

> I just thought of something.  Maybe we should have a property in the
> mime-type that describes whether this mime-type is safe to be launched
> or not.  So we can manually tag things that might introduce a security
> risk. 
>> I still don't see the utility in adding hacks into evolution to
>> special-case this.  Will the same happen with application/x-rpm?  And
>> application/x-scripting-language?  I still maintain that having the user
>> have to manually set the execute bit will at least force them to
>> actually have to -do- something that will hopefully make them realize
>> that they either know what they're doing or they don't.  It's such a
>> small thing that can possibly prevent a large amount of headache.
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