lock xfconf properties

Stephan Arts stephan at xfce.org
Wed Dec 10 12:54:18 CET 2008

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Mark Trompell <mark at foresightlinux.org> wrote:
> As I always had to leave shortly after asking that question on irc, I
> try it on the ML now.
> How do I lock a property for xfconf either in a per-channel-xml or
> using xfconf-query or xfce4-settings-editor.
> Mark

Currently, it is impossible to lock a property using xfconf. (so, with
the settings-editor or xfconf-query).

The reason for this is that xfconfd is running as $(user), but it
needs root-privileges to change the system files with the 'locked='

You can set this inside the per-channel-xml backend, see the docs on
how to do that[0]


[0] http://svn.xfce.org/svn/xfce/xfconf/trunk/docs/spec/perchannel-xml.txt

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