Re: VDQ FC6 : GUI for permissions??

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On Sat, 25 Nov 2006 10:13:58 -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
[....]
> You might want to look at Midnight Commander (mc). It is a curses
> based CLI tool, so you will have to run it in a terminal window. The
> nice thing about it is that you can highlight a file, directory, or
> a group of them, and change permissions using check boxes for the
> permissions you want. (Ctrl-X c or F9 --> File --> cHmod )

I've long wondered what that was. How do you invoke it? It's been around
long enough that the command is surely short; I thought I had also seen it
in my Gnome menu, but I don't now. Nor do I see it in the list I get if I
tell Konqueror "man:m"

But "mc" doesn't seem to be the command, either : 
[[email protected] ~]$ mc
bash: mc: command not found
[[email protected] ~]$

(I presume it's installed by default; I'm not sure how to check. The new
FC6 search function seems not to do the things I want it for.)

> I know there are GUI tools that will do the same thing. But MC is
> nice because you can use it from the CLI as well. It will also work
> with a mouse.

Yes, for this sort of job, I find the mouse more convenient. Btw, since I
mentioned Konqueror, I should perhaps have also said the I run Gnome, not
KDE. Konqueror is the one KDE app that I do use. So it's Gnome tools I want
(though I'll try mc when I find out how to get to it).

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