Desktop Entry Specification - ExecuteAs proposition

PCMan at
Fri Mar 5 03:49:09 PST 2010

Maybe we can make it better defined by adding this sentence:
If the value of this key is a number, it shuld be treated as the
numeric id of the user (uid). Otherwise, it is treated as username.

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 7:26 PM, Pierre Wieser <pwieser at> wrote:
> Hi
> Work currently done on a shared specification about file manager actions
> extensions (a definitive name is always to be found) has led us to define
> an 'ExecuteAs' key.
> Goal of this key is to let the action creator specify with which user/uid
> the command must be ran.
> We think that this key has its full place in the Desktop Entry Specification
> on which our own spec is heavily based.
> As we're not sure about the exact revision process,  I propose the attached
> patch against last available version. Let's talk about it ?
> Regards
> Pierre
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