msvcrt-A06: _popen + COMSPEC

Jaco Greeff jaco at
Sun Nov 3 11:45:20 CST 2002

On Sun, 3 Nov 2002 11:02:02 -0500, "Dimitrie O. Paun" <dpaun at> wrote :
> On November 3, 2002 10:38 am, Jaco Greeff wrote:
> > is not set, or not found on disk, _popen makes use of
> > c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe binary.
> Why not cmd.exe only, and hope to find it in the PATH?
> I think the PATH in Windows contains windows\system32
> in it by default.

I have tried this, CreateProcess doesn't find "cmd.exe" if we don't specify
the full path. (This happend in the test case with the neccessary changes
made to default to "cmd.exe"). But yes, it would be great.


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