I've got a machine which is a clean install of w2k /prof/ sp1, and it has a
command.com image, about 50kb, dated December 7, 1999 FWIW. I would not
recommend using it, but it is there.

Carl / comets.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Alverson [mailto:Ken / Alverson.com]
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 10:10 PM
To: ruby-talk / netlab.co.jp
Subject: [ruby-talk:9746] Re: Workaround for Windows backquote problem


"Ben Tilly" <ben_tilly / hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:LAW2-F105skAdy8oYvs00004ec0 / hotmail.com...
> At one point what Perl did is use command.com on both
> 9x and NT.  This mostly worked, but with occasional
> gotchas.  The strategy might have changed by now.

AFAIK, WinNT (at least W2k) doesn't include command.com.  The only reason
you'll have command.com on an NT box is because you upgraded an Win9x box.
Command.com is not a win32 executable, cmd.exe is.

Ken