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How to restrict the Open File option in Firefox 15 in Linux?


I am using firefox 15 on RHEL 6.0. I want my firefox "Open File" option could be able to browse only the files in /tmp.Other than /tmp location should be restricted to browse.How to do this?

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Firefox uses the standard GTK file picker. Use whatever options GTK/Gnome provides. You may be able to accomplish this with a chroot or using the unix permission model.