June 15th, 2003, 11:30 AM
making a com1 dirictory. how?
how do i make a com1 dirictory on nt box
in simple way to make a dir it doesnt work duh, its a protected name...
but you can make such dir in the ftp service of nt... the quastion is how to do so without anything
just simple dos commands
might be a good idia to show then how to get rid of such dir, like renaming and not rmdir command
June 15th, 2003, 11:35 AM
First.... This probably should be moved elsewhere..... (and it was while I was typing this... )
Second...... There are several threads dealing with protected names in Windows.
Third...... Read the FAQ......
Fourth..... No, I'm not in a bad mood this morning.....
Lastly: For all the "protection" afforded by M$ for names such as com1, prn etc. they only really protect those names in the system itself and the cmd prompt. Many other facilities that can create and delete directories such as ftp or using network notation, (md \\.\c:\com1), will bypass the checking in the system.
Don\'t SYN us.... We\'ll SYN you.....
\"A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.\" - Thucydides
June 15th, 2003, 11:48 AM
lol ok i can understand you
well move it to where?
i was searching for com1 but i didnt found anything or i was searching the wrong place
oh yeah good idia didnt read faq\rules yet sorry
June 16th, 2003, 01:00 AM
Usually The moderators Negative, MsMittens will move threads you can PM them if its not already moved
June 16th, 2003, 01:59 AM
This is an old feature from msdos. COM1 is the name of the first serial port
on the computer. Referring to it from the command prompt talks to the port.
Microsoft has some good info on it as it relates to windows
It has been exploited as a prank to crash people's machines. Using device names
for directory names is a no-no because the OS can use a name as a device or
as a file/directory name, but not both. Unix, on the other hand, accesses devices
by pseudo file names called special device files
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
June 18th, 2003, 08:47 AM
thanks rcgreen gonna read it... even though they didnt wrote the aux and prn and nul dirs
but it also affect winnt machines as well as win9x
btw my nt box gone mad b4 it couldn access com1 dir and the explorer was hanging but now
it access it normaly... wierd