Add execute bit to Thunar's wish list

Bob Snyder bob.snyder at
Mon Jul 9 05:21:08 CEST 2007

Todd and Margo Chester wrote:
> Hi All,
>     I need to set file permissions to 766
> to get me Samba file shares to work correctly.
> Would the Thunar folks please consider adding
> the capability to to set the "execute" bit to
> Thunar's file properties (permissions) dialog box.
> Many thanks,
> -T

If the file's MIME type is such that it is a 'program', and you are the 
owner, you should see a check box in the permissions window that says 
"Allow this file to run as a program". That will set the executable bit 
in the permissions.

Bob S.

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