lock xfconf properties

Mark Trompell mark at foresightlinux.org
Wed Dec 10 13:02:13 CET 2008

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 12:54 PM, Stephan Arts <stephan at xfce.org> wrote:
> 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='
> entries.

That pretty much makes sense, if I as an administrator of a system
lock a property, I probably don't want a user to unlock it again.

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

Thanks, that's all I was looking for.

> -
> Stephan


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