Re: [PATCH] [RFC] Recursive file permissions

On 26 Dec, 2005, at 1:26 PM, Christian Neumair wrote:

The attached patch is meant to implement recursive file permission
changes [1].


I'm eagerly awaiting feedback, in particular whether the GUI offers enough usability for you.
+	window->details->apply_recursively_button =
+		gtk_check_button_new_with_mnemonic ("_Apply recursively:");

Unfortunately I think few people would know what "Apply recursively" means. The Finder has "Apply to enclosed items", which is better, but "enclosed items" is still awkward. If this was just a single button it could be "Apply to Everything Inside".

+	gtk_widget_show (window->details->apply_recursively_button);
+ gtk_container_add (GTK_CONTAINER (hbox), window->details->apply_recursively_button);
+	window->details->apply_to_combo = gtk_combo_box_new_text ();
+ gtk_combo_box_append_text (GTK_COMBO_BOX (window->details->apply_to_combo), _("Files")); + gtk_combo_box_append_text (GTK_COMBO_BOX (window->details->apply_to_combo), _("Folders")); + gtk_combo_box_append_text (GTK_COMBO_BOX (window->details->apply_to_combo), _("Whole Contents")); + gtk_combo_box_set_active (GTK_COMBO_BOX (window->details->apply_to_combo), 2);

What are the use cases for wanting to apply a folder's (or disk's) permissions to its files but not subfolders, or vice versa?

Matthew Paul Thomas

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