[Chimera-users] File open

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jan 23 11:49:44 PST 2007

Hi Bill,
	Python has no support for Windows group policies.  It would be  
possible to force the browser to operate in a particular folder  
hierarchy or set of hierarchies by adding a few lines of code to one  
of Chimera's Python files.  Let me know if you want that info.  Even  
with that restriction in place, it would be possible to access any  
part of the file system by directly using Chimera's Python shell,  
though that would require more expertise that using the file browser  
and would presumably be deliberate rather than possibly accidental.   
This "hole" isn't limited to Chimera though -- any program with a  
Python interpreter built in (or even Ruby/Tcl/etc.) would have it.


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                         pett at cgl.ucsf.edu

On Jan 23, 2007, at 6:28 AM, Bill altenberger wrote:

> We are considering using the program in a general lab environment.
> However, when we do a file open we are able to browse the contents
> of our C drive even though we have it restricted with windows
> group policies. Is there a way to force the program to open to a
> specific location and not over ride windows group policies?
> Thanks.
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