[scribus] collecting for output

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Thu Dec 5 17:26:44 UTC 2013

On 12/05/2013 12:02 PM, ZASKE Martin wrote:
> Dear list,
> a few weeks ago I had written, hoping for a brilliant idea or tool for
> creating scribus-documents as a team. Nothing much came up for a workflow.
> So for the time being, we use that fact that disc-space has become cheap:
> We are working on OpenSuse 12.3 and we are using the official Scribus
> which comes with that distro, namely Scribus 1.4.2
> Each user is working in his own /home folder and we keep all our work in
> a folder called "pour_la_sortie" which is French for "collected_for_output".
> Now the idea is that we keep a paper-list on the wall next to the main
> layout computer (two full HD screens), of who was the last user to work
> on the magazine.
> Then the next user will log in and just copy the entire folder into his
> /home folder to continue working on those pages, where he or she is in
> charge.
> BUT: My wife just discovered that she cannot do that. Scribus had done a
> nice and complete collecting-for-output. But somehow the user-rights got
> assigned such that only scribus-files are accessible.
> But all fonts and all illustrations are blocked for "group" and
> "others", not even reading is allowed (and reading is all the next user
> would need to copy the complete folder with content). This is something
> that Scribus must have done during the collecting-for-output of the
> previous user, since that user had started with a blank document I believe.
> Is there a way please, to configure Scribus such, that during collection
> for output the file properties are set more liberally?
> I bet some geek on this list will propose to "just write a script" so
> that all stuff in those folders will be make read-enabled for all users.
> 	It is just that we are linguists and I got a group of young African
> trainees. And we are handing this folder around between several users.
> So if you cannot do this within Scribus, please propose a script that
> will "travel" with that folder and which each user can/should trigger
> (preferably something that can be clicked in the explorer) before he
> will log out. I believe that only root or the owner can change ownership
> of files. And I bet, that many of my guys will forget to open the
> ownership before they log out...
> We have just set-up this new computer with the latest OpenSuse and we
> are overdue to print our next magazine. So all help is most welcome,
> even if it is a workaround. And even if I need to learn scripting...
> (guess, who is root).
I don't think Scribus has any capability of doing this on its own.

Probably something with the OS, maybe someone saved to a subfolder where
the parent folder has limited permissions. This is one of those
instances where knowing a simple command line command like chmod quickly
takes care of this. There should also be some GUI way of doing this with
a file manager.


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