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Restrict file dialog view to specific folders

asked 2014-07-11 00:35:05 +0200

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Is there a way to restrict the LibreOffice Writer "Save As", "Open" file dialog window so that it only allows users to look in specfic folders on a system. Specifically I'm trying to prevent the user from viewing the contents of /usr and other related system folders. I'm currently using LibreOffice for RHEL 6. I suspect this will have to be changed in the code but I don't know where to start. Thanks!

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answered 2015-09-01 21:33:15 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

This is a pure system issue.

If the user is able to view/access directory contents via the terminal, they will be able to view/access those same directory(s) via LO. Thus, review the:-

  • directory group/user permissions to prevent access to that directory
  • directory content group/user permissions to prevent access to opening the content

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔)

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