Re: Email Virus

Ray Peck (rpeck@PureAtria.COM)
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 16:19:12 -0800 (PST)

>Won't work because builtin commands such as 'dir' are run before any
>executables so this approach wouldn't work and besides, most people running
>windows don't tinker in dos anyways so that would limit the spread to
>people who actually use dos.

OK, so DIR is a shell built-in command. Choose some other, common,
non-built-in command, one that's used by such things as common
autoexec.bat files. I know as little as possible about DOS, but this
kind of thing is trivially easy on UNIX.