Version: (using KDE KDE 3.5.6)
Installed from: Gentoo Packages
It would be great to allow users to change user while browsing the local file:// protocol. I.e. if I would like to download a font from a site and write it to /usr/share/fonts, there is no way to do it without using the command-line. A url style like "file://root:password@/usr/share/fonts" would be nice
If you have a SSH server running, you can use
instead, which basically does what you suggest.
By the way, putting plain text passwords in a URL is a really bad idea.
yes, I agree it's not a great idea to put the password in the url, I remember it was possible on windows. Anyway an enhanchement of the file manager with an approach similar to the fish:// protocol would be important since linux uses a multiuser filesystem, and should give the ability to change user in order to complete tasks you could only do with command line.
With fish you can also avoid to type the user in the url (i.e. "fish://localhost/usr/share")
Moving from "kio/kfile" component to "kfile" product, helps sorting out duplicates.
This will be possible using PolicyKit.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 179678 ***