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Re: [K12OSN] Custom menus?

On 6/19/07, Huck <dhuckaby paasda org> wrote:
perhaps I'm misunderstanding, but is this windows-manager specific?
if using ICEWM you should be able to edit /usr/share/icewm/menu

and create all that you need...

I created a custom menu for the elementary school that has programs
grouped by grade level (even though some 8th graders really like
GCompris *boggles*)

not sure about restricting a menu-item/group to a specific usergroup..

I really like Icewm too. You can restrict or allow menus by setting
the permissions on the binary. If the binary is not executable by the
user, icewm will not show that user that menu item. So what you can do
is (take gftp as an example)

groupadd gftp
chgrp gftp /usr/bin/gftp   (should still be owned by root)
chmod 750 /usr/bin/gftp
then for anyone you wish to run gftp you must
usermod -a -G gftp someuser

So when you edit /usr/share/icewm/menu
menu items that are not executable for a particular user will not show up.

Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
Fl_TeacherTool http://www3.telus.net/public/robark/Fl_TeacherTool/
C++ GUI tutorial http://www3.telus.net/public/robark/

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