September 15th, 2004, 08:04 PM
Last edited by Adam Burleigh; September 28th, 2007 at 12:26 PM.
September 15th, 2004, 08:12 PM
If anywhere, this should have been posted to the Tips and Tricks forum.
September 15th, 2004, 08:13 PM
Sorry kid, I guess I knew that about 15 years ago when "vitriol" and yourself were still in diapers
It can have its uses to prevent things running at boot up though.
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September 15th, 2004, 08:17 PM
This is actually the basis behind the recent ballyhoo with WinXp SP2 and the drag'n'drop a .gif into a cmd window and it will run because all it is is a renamed exe.
It works because all the rest of windows looks at the file extension to determine what to do when the file is double clicked except the command prompt. It looks at the actual header of the file to determine if it is executable.... If it is it executes it regardless of the file extension.
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September 15th, 2004, 08:24 PM
Well you learn something new every day.
I guess the credit shouldn't go to "vitriol", though i still find the .bat trick interesting.
Sorry for posting it in the wrong forum, i'm still a newbie to these here parts.... Too many god darn forum sections is my excuse.
September 15th, 2004, 08:27 PM
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September 15th, 2004, 11:14 PM
Just so you know. My comment wasn't meant to be a flame or anything. It was just since you said you didn't know where to put the post. :P