Andreas Pflug wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> > Andrew Dunstan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >   
> >> I am more than somewhat perplexed as to why the NUL device should be a
> >> security risk ... what are they thinking??
> >>     
> >
> > Frankly, I don't believe it; even Microsoft can't be that stupid.
> > And I can't find any suggestion that they've done this in a google
> > search.  I think the OP is misdiagnosing his problem.
> >   
> An older message suggests that a service pack induced this problem, per
> MS. I just tried it as non-admin on a W2K3 machine with recent hotfixes,
> and the command "dir >nul" _did_ work for me.
> Though neglected, it still sounds like a virus scanner issue to me.

Yes, it seems we will need more information on this.  We need someone at
a win32 command prompt to show us a "> nul" failure.

  Bruce Momjian   [EMAIL PROTECTED]

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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