Desktop Entry Specification - ExecuteAs proposition

Vincent Untz vuntz at
Fri Mar 5 04:07:39 PST 2010

Le vendredi 05 mars 2010, à 12:26 +0100, Pierre Wieser a écrit :
> 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.

I admit I didn't catch up with this thread. What is the rationale
explaining the need for this key?

> Goal of this key is to let the action creator specify with which user/uid
> the command must be ran.

I believe it's been discussed in the past, but I think some people
didn't like the idea and would prefer to avoid any kind of su/sudo usage
on the desktop. This is where PolicyKit steps in.

But David Z. might want to comment there (I think he's on this list).


Les gens heureux ne sont pas pressés.

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