Security issue with .desktop files revisited

Mike Hearn mike at
Sat Mar 25 15:14:51 EET 2006

On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 10:56:00 +0000, Thomas Leonard wrote:
> ROX-Filer shows .desktop files (and anything else it will execute if
> clicked) with a different text colour, but leaves the icon alone.

That's the sort of thing we want, I think, but does it really work? Have
you tested it on people to see if they are suspicious of a different
coloured thing that looks like a jpeg image file?

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