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ID: 17462, Setdisk function works differently under WIN32

by Robert Dennis Email: Anonymous


Using Borland C++ Compiler version 4.5.2: Setdisk under WIN32 resets the path of the target drive designator to the original path. Setdisk under DOS does not reset the path. Setdisk under WIN32 should work the same as it does under DOS.
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Description
Setdisk is supposed to do exactly as its name implies: change the default drive to the specified drive designator. It should leave the path alone (chdir is used to change the path). This is the way setdisk works under DOS. However, when setdisk is used under WIN32, it also changes the path back to the original directory. The way setdisk works under WIN32 is wrong and should be changed to work the way it works under DOS.

For more information, see dennisra@icstf.navy.mil

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