[PLUG] Mandriva And Mandriva...

Pranav Peshwe pranavpeshwe at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 11:29:57 IST 2008

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Aditya Laghate <laghatea at gmail.com> wrote:

> Again traditional knowledge says, autorun.inf cannot get executed on
> unix, unless the +x bit is set!!

> and even if +x bit was set, how did a windoze batch file commands work
> in Linux?
> Did u get a chance to open the autorun.inf file and see what it
> contained?

Actually, it can get executed, at least with Gnome installed. In fact, even
the x bit is not needed. Also, on an ISO9660 filesystem there would be no
way to have an executable bit.
AFAIK, gnome parses the the inf file and brings up a dialog box.

Regular gnome users CMIIW.

Best regards,

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