please verify/unverify this. please some technician who knows about the cmd shell verify this who has an windows live and msdn account .
this affects the way mcafee includes or excludes files and folders.
see the last comments on this page, especially the last one or two comments from jmichae3 or Jim Michaels:
the comment is approximately at the top of the comments. it regards searches for *.iso and getting *.iso-8559-1, and searching for the filespec *.1 and getting the first directory entry in the directory, which was a directory called android.sdk
this problem affects delete also.
what I am not sure about is whether this affects just my machine, or also affects other computers as well. I laid out steps to reproduce via a cmd shell in my comment.
I am using Windows XP Pro Sp3 32-bit.
I will paste is here:
I did FindFirstFile() and FindNextFile() using a dir tree walking function I wrote. it currently works pretty good, except that the cmd shell's dir command and del command and all of the above, including my program now, have problems with *.1 and *.iso
*.iso matches c:\DJGPP\v2gnu\gnu\libiconv.110\tests\_Translit\1.ISO-8859-1
*.1 matches the first directory in the directory tree, android.sdk
I am hoping this is just my machine being wacky because it's old and logging too many on-hours over an 8-year period. if it's not, someone please verify and probably also tell microsoft (above).
I believe either my OS is corrupt, my hardware is flaking out after 8 years of near-constant use, or microsoft made a boo-boo with FindFirst().
thanks in advance for any verification or unverification.
you can make these files by simply doing in a cmd shell:
echo. > z.ISO-8859-1
echo. > z.1
rem problem if you see z.1 or z.ISO-8859-1
rem problem if you see z.ISO-8859-1 or android.sdk
you can do
start explorer ..
to easily delete the directory tree you just made with windows explorer.
I am using Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit. my machine is 8 years old and I use it 12-24 hours/day. so I am wondering about the veracity of this. if it's microsoft's bug (probably due to a recent update), I would love to have it fixed. I don't remember this happening in the past.