[scribus] collecting for output

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Thu Dec 5 20:06:31 UTC 2013

On 5/12/2013 7:03 pm, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> 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:
> #!/bin/sh
> 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.

Thats what group ownership on files/directories is for. You shouldnt need that mess.

Have a read of this:


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