reluctant to read win95 directory (PR#231)
Fri, 23 Jul 1999 14:22:07 +0200 (MET DST)

On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, John Peters wrote:

> Firstly a workaround (fix?):
> Disable McAfee VirusScan 4.0.2/4.0.4032.  If this means it could 
> be described as more an incompatibility than a bug I apologise. 

Yes, I would put that down to a system problem. The reason for being 
picky is that bug reports need to be written up, ...

It looks to me as if McAfee has replaced the Windows `search for
executables' routine and uses that to go for a virus search.
Not much we can do about that.

> Try shell():
> Both the following cause the same behaviour as with "system()":
>   shell("dir c:\\tmp\\9907","c:\\windows\\",intern=T)
>   shell("dir","",intern=T)

It will do as it too has to search for an executable.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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