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). -- Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert Fedora Core 6; CXO 5.0.1; Pine 4.64, Pan 0.119; Privoxy 3.0.3; Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2.0.3, Epiphany 2.16, Opera 9.02, Firefox 1.5 Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.