RE: Startmenu sorting

David Mihm (davemann@ionet.net)
Sun, 31 Jan 1999 23:11:23 -0600 (CST)


On Sat, 30 Jan 1999, Bruce Richardson wrote:

! Talking about permissions, I copied two folders from my root account's 
! start menu to /usr/local/shared/afterstep/start and forgot to change the 
! permissions (leaving them as 744).  When, as a user, I refreshed my start 
! menu, I was dumped out of X completely.  Going back in, I found I had an 
! empty startmenu.  OK, I've fixed the permissions but I was surprised, since 
! I had intended to experiment with permissions as a way of creating a menu 
! tree with some options/categories only visible to certain users/groups: 
! that's how I do it on the Netware 4.11 system at work.  Well, now I don't 
! need to do the experiment, I suppose but I was surprised.
! 
! I'm using 1,6.6-3 on RH 5.1 with XFree86 3.3.3-1

	In the development version, the share/user directory combo
become usefull for what you wish to do.  A ".include" file can be in a
directory (under start) which informs the startmenu to include
something(s) from elsewhere - a much needed functionality.

FYI, HTH
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