Yesterday I wrote about PCMan File Manager, which among other things offers better control over file permissions.
Commenter Gavintlgold pointed out that’s it’s possible to get a similar dialog
in Nautilus by changing a hidden setting in GNOME. You can find this setting in
/apps/nautilus/preferences with the name
show_advanced_permissions. Alternatively, run this command to enable the
gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_advanced_permissions True
Switch back to the normal dialog with this command:
gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_advanced_permissions False
The dialog on the left is the advanced one, if you’re familiar with file permissions you may prefer it. The right is the default setting, which uses drop down boxes instead of check boxes.