Problem changing ownership in Xffm

edscott wilson garcia edscott at
Mon Jan 12 14:50:21 CET 2004

On Sun, 2004-01-11 at 22:37, Claudio J. Peña wrote:
> Hi everybody:
> 	I have installed Xfce 4.0.3 and found that I can't change the
> owner/group of my files in Xffm (I can chmod on them without problems).
> The owner and group combos in the properties dialog are greyed out.
> However, it works by selecting several files instead of one or by
> invoking Xffm as root. May it be a bug in Xffm or something is wrong
> with my system? Does anybody have the same problem?

AFAIK, you need root privileges to chown a file, especially if you do
not own it. I guess that's why it's greyed out. 

Options for modifying behaviour:
1- Have options non-grey and print the fail message to diagnostics
2- If not root, test for sudo and ungrey if found, then run command
through sudo (with fail message to diagnostics too)

Any other option to change current behaviour?

> 	Thanks in advance. Greets,

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