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Date: Sun Oct 16 10:15:36 2005
From: native.code at gmail.com (Native.Code)
Subject: annoying bug in Windows XP

I won't say it is bug. It is expected behavior in 8.3 filesystem. Anyone who
has used Windows over a year knows this behavior.

On 10/16/05, Poof <poof@...subber.com> wrote:
>
> Yes, this occurs since you're just using the 8+3 filesystem with long
> filenames. If you'll notice:
>
> File1.jav shows as just that. While File1.java shows as File1~1.jav
> (It usually hides the non-LFN tree with default dir flags. I don't
> remember
> how to get it to show it all at this time.)
>
> ~
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: full-disclosure-bounces@...ts.grok.org.uk
> [mailto:full-disclosure-bounces@...ts.grok.org.uk] On Behalf Of Frank
> Dietrich
> Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2005 1:25 AM
> To: full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk
> Subject: [Full-disclosure] annoying bug in Windows XP
>
> Hi to all readers,
>
> this day I found a annoying misbehavior in Windows XP professional
> with SP2.
>
> I had a directory with some Java sources (*.java) and some backup
> files (*.jav). Because I din't longer need the backup files I would
> delete them with 'del *.jav'. But this command also delete all the
> source files. #?%*. The last backup was 4 hours ago. :-/
>
> So I tried what happen and the result is the command above checks
> only the first three chars from the extension (DOS is alive).
>
> Here is how you can reproduce it:
>
> mkdir testbug
> cd testbug
> rem.>file1.jav
> rem.>file2.java
> rem.>file3.javas
> del *.jav
>
> All three files are deleted. Is this a known bug or a unknown feature?
>
> Frank
> --
> 21 is only half the truth
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