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Maskkkk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Willaimsport, PA, US of A the hole in the Ozone
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-03-2003 18:52

I was working in the computer lab at my school and I brought up the cmd prompt in windows XP. By mistake I typed 'ls' a linux command.

and it didn't give me an error instead it printed the names of all the directories.

then I did an 'ls -all' and it printed out just like it would in linux if I did the same thing.

I also tried 'ls --help and I got the following wierd characters
(Paste them in a dos Prompt if you want to see what they really look like)

&#8962;&#9792;.0&#8595;§20&#8595;§20&#9604;&#9668;T &#9650;0&#8595;§L55&#9830;T £ë"&#9835;C

What's with that? I don't understand it.



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axleclarkeuk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 05-03-2003 19:25

Do you run the Egyptian version of windows ?

Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-03-2003 19:25

A crisis of identity ?

Seriously, I don't know at all. Maybe an Linux shell has been installed somehwere and is parasiting the windows shell. But it's seems really hardly conceivable.

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Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 05-03-2003 23:27

most likely answer is that someone installed cgywin, wish offers a lot of unix shell software for windows as well.

Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 05-04-2003 01:30

Year, well, I can't even cut'n'paste from my command prompt and those commands all come up as unknown.

Are you sure it was actually the windows XP command prompt?

Maskkkk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Willaimsport, PA, US of A the hole in the Ozone
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-05-2003 16:53

Yeah I'm sure, I have cygwin installed on my home computer, I know what it looks like. And I didn't click a shortcut, I went to start->run and then typed cmd. I can't really explain this...



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reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-06-2003 00:38

my cmd prompt behaved in exactly the same way (win 2k pro).

probably just a case of an overcooperative dos.

Maskkkk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Willaimsport, PA, US of A the hole in the Ozone
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-06-2003 02:46

Is that some kinda ahh...copywrite er'm no....ahh volation of the GNU....no...

Are they allowed to do that?



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reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-06-2003 03:27

chances are it was simply an unintended added feature from some of the open source code that microsoft stole.

Maskkkk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Willaimsport, PA, US of A the hole in the Ozone
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-06-2003 17:30

That sounds about right, but... are you allowed to do that? It sounds dirty to do so but is it legal to do so?



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