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Bugtraq archives for 4th quarter (Oct-Dec) 1994: Re: Virus's

Re: Virus's

Zygo Blaxell (zblaxellmiranda.uwaterloo.ca)
Wed, 7 Dec 1994 06:29:44 -0500 (EST)

Quoted from peter theobald:
> On the old Apple II, there were escape codes you could embed into
> a printable string that would position the cursor, write a command,
> and then cause that line on the screen to be executed.
> Ie: executable mail!

On the old Apple II, it was the only way to execute disk commands.


is the directory command (Apple II basic didn't include disk commands as
part of the language--it was intercepted by the console print routine).