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Is XP just another DOS interpreter?

by zxcvb / June 5, 2008 3:58 PM PDT

If M$ has such trivial flaws in the design of their products then there is almost nothing to comment about real security loopholes.

PS Who doesn't get it. MYTEST~1 is a short name for MyTestFolder (check it out with dir /x), but in this case an attempt has been made to copy a folder named MYTEST~1 from OneLevelDown to MyTest.

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by Kees Bakker / June 5, 2008 4:51 PM PDT

XP isn't a DOS interpreter. XP is an OS and DOS is another OS.

XP has two programs that interpret the old DOS commands (and some more):
- COMMAND (fairly compatible with older versions)
- CMD (extended)

And, from the picture, the error is clear, but not how you managed to get it shown. I think nobody will get it. And I even wonder if it can be considered an error.


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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 5, 2008 7:13 PM PDT
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Open the folder OneLevelDown, cut the folder MyTest~1, click to move back up one level, then try and paste into the MyTest folder.

Doesn't seem to be an error, or a bug. XP and previous versions of Windows had to have some backwards compatibility with DOS.

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File and folder SHORT and LONG names.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2008 11:13 PM PDT
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