Enable the Advanced File Permissions Dialog in Nautilus

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 gconf-editor under /apps/nautilus/preferences with the name show_advanced_permissions. Alternatively, run this command to enable the advanced permissions: