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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.

	PRINT CHR$(4); "CATALOG"

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).