[PLUG] Mandriva And Mandriva...

Arun Khan knura at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 25 11:40:25 PDT 2008


On Monday 25 Aug 2008, Pranav Peshwe wrote:
> 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.

The media was an USB pen drive.  The colleague whom I was helping, 
needed a PDF version of his OO v2.4 Impress presentation like "right 
now" so I did not get a chance to look at the autorun.inf file.  I do 
not recall if there was a pop up dialog box when I inserted the USB pen 
drive into my system.

-- 
Arun Khan




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