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

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Subject: Re: reluctant to read win95 directory (PR#231)
ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Date: Fri 23 Jul 1999 - 22:22:07 EST


Message-Id: <199907231222.OAA26619@pubhealth.ku.dk>

On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, John Peters wrote:

> Firstly a workaround (fix?):
>
> Disable McAfee VirusScan 4.0.2/4.0.4032. If this means it could
> be described as more an incompatibility than a bug I apologise.

Yes, I would put that down to a system problem. The reason for being
picky is that bug reports need to be written up, ...

It looks to me as if McAfee has replaced the Windows `search for
executables' routine and uses that to go for a virus search.
Not much we can do about that.

> Try shell():
> Both the following cause the same behaviour as with "system()":
> shell("dir c:\\tmp\\9907","c:\\windows\\command.com",intern=T)
> shell("dir","command.com",intern=T)

It will do as it too has to search for an executable.

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