Immutability (was: Re: autostart spec changes)

Vincent Untz vuntz at
Fri Mar 3 11:25:37 EET 2006


On Wed, March 1, 2006 13:46, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Rodrigo Moya wrote:
>>On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 18:59 +0100, Thiago Macieira wrote:
>>> Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
>>> >we (KDE) have this via immutability ([$i]) already. it's a sensible
>>> > and generic (e.g. doesn't just apply to autostard) method IMHO. i'd
>>> > recommend using that approach as it's already widely implemented in
>>> > KDE and has years of use that shows it works well for all parties
>>> > involved (coders, sys admins, etc)
>>> Just illustrating what Aaron means: the admin would write this in the
>>> system-level .desktop file:
>>> Hidden[$i]=false
>>can this be used for all keys?
> Yes, for anything.
> Any key, any section, or any file can have the [$i] flag, which marks that
> key, section, or file immutable.

Is this documented in any fdo spec? If no, it sounds like a good addition
to the specs where it's relevant (autostart & menu, eg).


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