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Re: con\con is a old thing (anyway is cool)
From: dleblanc () MINDSPRING COM (David LeBlanc)
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 09:08:28 -0800
At 10:29 AM 3/15/00 -0800, Oliver Friedrichs wrote:
While we're on the issue of creating known devices under Windows. An
issue I remember noting awhile back is that under Windows NT, it's
possible to create and remove most of these devices over a file
share. They aren't treated as special files. You cannot however
create or remove these files locally. I imagine that this is due to
the fact that there are descrepencies between file operations
processed through the CIFS layer, and operations processed locally.
While this probably isn't a serious issue, the main problem is that
someone could create a large number of these files (as I recall you
could use a large number of variations), and the local user would not
be able to remove them, since they can only be removed via a network
share. More an annoyance than anything..
I'm too lazy to look it up this morning, but there is a knowledge base
article on this - you can get rid of them locally, you just use a port of
rm that runs in the POSIX subsystem - these are DOS devices, and the POSIX
subsystem knows nothing about them. So rm ./con works nicely 8-)
BTW, a POSIX version of rm comes in the resource kit.
dleblanc () mindspring com