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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Is there a gui for editing permissions users and groups? Reply with quote

I would like to have a gui to view and sometimes change users, groups and permissions.

I know it is possible to learn cli commands, which I will do if necessary.

I have xfce4 and lxde and installing gnome-system tools brings in unwanted gnome dependencies.

Another internet search came up with "linuxconf" that does the same, does this still exist? it doesn't seem to be in portage.

Any suggestions.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try app-admin/webmin. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: I have emerged webmin Reply with quote

Thanks for suggestion. Wow there is a 800 page manual to it! I can configure every conceivable config file with it. I will have a go at the users and groups module.

Are there any simpler solutions?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not exactly GUI but Midnight Commander can do it to - key shortcut is "ctrt-x c".
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cradockian wants thunar if its a local system against its local files.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thunar does users and groups? I don't think it will.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://i.imgur.com/hII7wx9.jpg <---- i'm pretty sure nautilus does also.

hmmm i guess it doesnt do chown... there are already bug reports on their tracker asking for that feature. https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2681
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the OP was asking about a tool that would manage users and groups: add / delete users & groups, not just changing ownership & permissions of files (although he asked for that as well).

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, useradd userdel groupadd groupdel functionality also....

webmin is a hurricane of info, where can you useradd, userdel, groupadd, groupdel, chown, chgrp, chmod in webmin? i looked at the wiki page for webmin but didn't find much.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

I only want to mention that for completion the list, but it's only a helpful Tool if you're a KDE-User.

It's called kde-base/kuser.

Best, Andy.
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