RFC: Autostart spec, second draft

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu Jul 14 16:49:41 EEST 2005

Waldo Bastian wrote:
>Autostart Directories

> [...]

>If the same filename is located under multiple Autostart Directories
> only the file under the most important directory should be used.

This section of the spec specifically excludes admin-mandated autostarts. 
All the user has to do is create a file with the same name in his 
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME dir with Hidden=true to turn the application off.

In KDE we have the Kiosk-mode flags: setting a previous file to Immutable 
[$i] makes any override impossible. I wonder if anything similar could be 
applied here.

However, considering the fact that the application will be launched with 
the user's privileges, he could just as well kill it after logon, so 
admin-mandated autostarts could be rendered useless.


>Autoopen Files
>An Autoopen file MUST contain a single relative path that points to a
> non-executable file contained on the medium.

Can it not point to a directory and, thus, open the file manager?

If it can, also note that directories will be marked executable.

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