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Date: Sun Oct 16 13:53:27 2005
From: mvp at (joe)
Subject: annoying bug in Windows XP

Yep it is a documented function. It is due to the implementation of
FindFirstFile which searches both long file names and short file names.
See Remarks in


[] On Behalf Of Native.Code
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2005 5:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] 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 <> 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 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----- 
<> ] On Behalf Of Frank
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2005 1:25 AM
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
del *.jav

All three files are deleted. Is this a known bug or a unknown feature? 

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