questions about some archive files, type *.rar

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Dec 16 08:08:39 PST 2008

On Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:59:39 +0100 (CET), Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:
> you may create small .iso image that consist of some stupid images, readme 
> or autorun configured to format c: ;), then strip first 512 bytes of it 
> with
> dd if=winiso.iso bs=512 skip=1 of=tmp;mv tmp winiso.iso
> tar Your files as you said, but put winiso.iso first :)
> this way - unix user using tar will extract what's needed (just have to 
> delete winiso.iso after), windoze user will see what you wanted in 
> winiso.iso

Good evening Wojciech,

I didn't know you could be such a mean guy! :-) This is one of the
most excellent ideas I read from this list so far. I think I'll
play with this a bit and surely find some "Windows" users to
annoy. "What, you cannot read the files? Let me check... tar...
bla bla... no, works as intended. Please check your installation
and ask your local dealer for the latest 'Windows' update,
something's wrong on your side, maybe you have a virus?"

Another impolite idea: DialogBox hInstance bla "In order to
play this DVD, you need to install an operating systen on your
computer. Please delete 'Windows' and replace it with an OS.
Thank you. Your system will be shut down now."

Ah... autorun.inf and exit_windows_ex() are such modern tools
that make the life easier. :-)

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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