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Some time ago (around Ubuntu 8.04) there was a plugin to Nautilus to change permissions tab in file properties window. It was showing permissions as checkboxes for R/W/X for user/group/others. I can't find it in packages in Ubuntu 12.04. Is there any similar plugin?

This is what I seen in properties tab: enter image description here (screen is actually copied from other askubuntu post).

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I am certain you don't need a plugin now: select a file in your home directory, right click, choose Properties, the second tab is Permissions. Permissions tab

About your comment - thats what I see.

Now I found it - it is no plugin but just a setting, in terminal type

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences show-advanced-permissions true
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Yeah, I know, but permissions are viewed as drop-down lists. I'm looking for plugin where there are checkboxes for each permission. – Piotr Jan 14 '13 at 6:13
@Piotr please see the screenshot I added. – guntbert Jan 14 '13 at 20:16
That's what I'm looking for. Are you using any plugin? See my question above for my screenshot. – Piotr Jan 14 '13 at 21:01
@Piotr, finally I found it :-) see my edited answer please – guntbert Jan 14 '13 at 21:35
great, this works. Thank you for your help. – Piotr Jan 15 '13 at 6:26

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