Bug 161548

Summary: enable the user to change permissions via root /kdesu)
Product: [Applications] kfile Reporter: S. Burmeister <sven.burmeister>
Component: generalAssignee: kdelibs bugs <kdelibs-bugs>
Severity: wishlist CC: frank78ac, kde, nate, percy.camilo.ta, peter.penz19
Priority: NOR    
Version: 4.9.1   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Compiled Sources   
OS: Linux   
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Description S. Burmeister 2008-05-03 09:40:39 UTC
Version:            (using Devel)
Installed from:    Compiled sources
OS:                Linux

Not sure whether this is actually a usability bug and not a wishlist item, but anyway. If the user buys a new harddisk and creates partitions on it that get mounted when the system boots, these belong to root. In order to change those permissions, the user would have to use the cli or run the well hidden konqueror in admin-mode.

A far easier, and in my opinion straight forward, solution would be to ask the user for the root password, if one tries to change permissions of a file/device that belongs to root. That way the user can use the normal properties-GUI one is used to and not have to worry about anything else.
Comment 1 Jordi Polo 2008-11-26 12:42:04 UTC
I think this wishlist can get more love on Dolphin
Comment 2 Percy Camilo TriveƱo Aucahuasi 2009-04-03 03:11:46 UTC
>I think this wishlist can get more love on Dolphin
Abs true ;)
Comment 3 Frank Reininghaus 2009-04-22 20:58:47 UTC
Maybe we can mark this report as a duplicate of bug 179289 (which is very similar and has quite a few votes and comments)?
Comment 4 Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) 2012-08-24 16:22:30 UTC
Resetting assignee to default as per bug #305719
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2018-04-13 17:42:02 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 179678 ***