Advanced Permissions - konqueror

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This is an idea for adding the acl (Access Control List) support in konqueror. Using the permissions tab on the file properties, is only possible to set the standard Unix permission. The acl was ignored. I realized an example to include acl support to the "Advanced Permissions" window in the permissions tab on the file's properties. The screenshot shows the actual "Advanced Permissions" window and my idea.
I'll appreciate your comment.


17 years ago

The ACL can be used only if you mount the filesystems with acl option insted of "ro" or "rw" options. So, you have to modify the /etc/fstab. After you mount the partitions with acl, you have to use the commands "setfacl" or "getfacl". The first command is used to set, modify or remove the acl entries; the second command is used to view the acl entries. Whene the acl was applied, whit the command "ls -l" you see the standard permissions with a plus "+" char wich indicate that the file or directory have an acl entry. For example:

Unfortunately I am not a good programmer and I don't know how to realize a kfile plugin for konqueror. I just realized the GUI with QT Designer.
If sombody of you is a programmer, we can try to realize somethink.
Bye Markuzzo



17 years ago

Actually you can use it with ext3 on most distributions. You just have to mount it with a special parameter.

Sorry, I can't remember it. There was an article by Azundris in the german c't magazine some time ago.

BTW: Evidence already supports ACLs (



17 years ago

This is a great idea, and one that really should be implemented. We got ACLs on Samba working at work, and imagine my dismay when the smb kio_slave wouldn't show the extened permissoins on shared folders!

I'm glad you brought this topic up.



17 years ago

That is a good problem to think about. I believe that the current permissions set-up it's pour user-friendly.

It should be great to know what folders are permited for user. like share folder of emule.

Just a sugestion... ;)


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