.desktop file security

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue Feb 24 06:23:27 PST 2009

Em Terça-feira 24 Fevereiro 2009, às 15:05:04, Patryk Zawadzki escreveu:
> What comes to mind is why would we want to use the executable bit for
> non-executable files? I don't want my shell to tab-complete commands
> that are not executable, be it .desktop, .mp3 or .foobar. If we
> absolutely need to use the +x flag, use it only if extended attrs are
> not provided or not available.

.desktop files of Type=Application are executable. We just need a suitable 
loader for them.

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