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Re^5: perl -d myprog autostarts - but only in one specific directory

by bliako (Monsignor)
on Jan 19, 2022 at 13:33 UTC ( #11140606=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: perl -d myprog autostarts - but only in one specific directory
in thread perl -d myprog autostarts - but only in one specific directory

expecting such side effects on Linux wouldn't occur to me.

Windows bugs Linux even when it's nowhere near the machine: spookiest "action from a distance" I have seen.

What's more dangerous is that (as far as I read, since I don't have any M$) there are ways to circumvent windows stopping you from creating a CON file and do create one, e.g. echo "test" > \\?\C:\Users\yourname\con . This is borrowed from and BE-WARNED that a) it is untested by me, and b) if you do create CON then you will have a hard time deleting it.

In the link I cite above, they are also mentioning of pulling from a git repo with a CON file in it. And I add: what happens if a ZIP or TAR archive contains a CON file? Or, what if mounting an NTFS after booting from a linux live USB and dumping a CON in there. So, in theory, there are some ways to create a CON file which the M$ police will have a hard time catching.

The big question is: how Perl is affected by this?

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