Reliable old script loses data on new Cygwin installation

Morgan Gangwere 0.fractalus@gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 09:01:00 GMT 2007


/!\ WOOGA WOOGA /!\
 Possible Stupid human Error!
/!\ OOOPS OOOPS /!\

if the copy of xp is new enough, its got a funky little tool called
the Windows Malware Detection And removal Tool (a freind of mine who
is an MS MVP has had the same problem as you just under a different
circumstance.)

I took an sp1 machine, created some text files that i wanted to search
for and got no problems on an athlon machine (2.4Ghz)
I then upgraded to sp2 -- same machine, same 200gb sata hdd and everything

no problems

then i let it run its updates

BAM

trace shows:

its the windows malware detector (aka windows defender or whatever you
want to call it.)

also, avg can do this too

try moving 200 files with mv -r /tmp/std-output/* /logs/$$/, each
about 30kb each

-- 
Morgan gangwere

Please Excuse TOFU. Gmail/Mobile has no Power.

"Space does not reflect society, it expresses it." -- Castells, M.,
Space of Flows, Space of Places: Materials for a Theory of Urbanism in
the Information Age, in The Cybercities Reader, S. Graham, Editor.
2004, Routledge: London. p. 82-93.

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