Re: reluctant to read win95 directory (PR#231)

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Subject: Re: reluctant to read win95 directory (PR#231)
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA (p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk)
Date: Thu 22 Jul 1999 - 10:29:57 EST


Message-ID: <x2vhbdo7ay.fsf@blueberry.kubism.ku.dk>

John.Peters@tip.csiro.au writes:

> Using rw0642 under win95, on executing from a directory on the c: drive:
>
> system("command.com /c dir", intern=T)
>
> there is a whirring from drive a: (empty), then the message appears in a
> dos box:
>
> General failure reading device aLP!!?
> Abort, Retry, Fail?

Not that I know anything about Windows, but is there a chance that the
machine goes looking for command.com on the diskette? I.e. you want
c:\\windows\\command.com instead.

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