Nice MS bug

SamBC sambc at nights.force9.co.uk
Tue Jul 18 17:57:27 PDT 2000


windows just seems to have a blindspot for 'con' as a name!


SamBC

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> From: owner-lfs-discuss at pcrdallas.com
> [mailto:owner-lfs-discuss at pcrdallas.com]On Behalf Of Gerard Beekmans
> Sent: 18 July 2000 23:20
> To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: Re: Nice MS bug
>
>
> > Do you mean \con\con, or literally /con/con?
>
> i tried /con/con haven't tried \con\con
>
> > Does \con need to be a top-level directory?
>
> Apparently not. Somebody's pc crashed when he tried to access
> http://www.somesite.com/con/con/something.jpg (i think it was even
> called /con/con/con.jpg)
>
> > Does the file need to be present?
>
> Nope.
>
> > Does it work on Win98?
>
> Probably yes.
>
> > The only thing I get, is that when I try to create the
> directory c:\con, it
> > says "Cannot create or replace file: The filename you specified
> is invalid
> > or too long. Specify a different filename." I don't have any
> other file/dir
> > named "con". Anyway, that alone is a good reason to leave MS alone. "I
> > wanted to create a \con dir to hold stuff related to con, and I can't! I
> > guess I'll have to do it in Linux."
>
> Go Linux! ;)
>
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