[scribus] collecting for output

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu Dec 5 18:03:10 UTC 2013

On Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:26:44 -0500
Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> dijo:

>On 12/05/2013 12:02 PM, ZASKE Martin wrote:

>> 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.

>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.

Each user could have a bash script to change ownership to themselves,
except that they would probably need the root password to execute it.
As Gregory noted, the command to change ownership would be chmod,
although you'd want to make it recursive (the folder and all
subfolders). The script would be something like:

sudo chmod -R groupname:username /path/pour_la_sortie

Where 'sudo' will require the root password before executing the
command, '-r' means recursive, groupname and username are the user's
login name and the group to which they belong, and 'path' is the path
to the folder from the user's computer. 

To create the script copy the above and paste into a plain text editor,
adjust the command as needed, and save in the user's home folder.
Select the file in your file browser, right click on it, and select
Properties. In the Properties window check the box to make it
executable. Then the user can just double-click on the filename to run
the script, or you can make a launch icon in the user's Applications
menu. You can even assign a hotkey combination to it.

You will have to create a different script for each user because their
user and group names will be unique.

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