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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #53079] Bug with dos function called within re

From: David
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #53079] Bug with dos function called within restricted folder
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 17:42:29 -0500 (EST)
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                 Summary: Bug with dos function called within restricted
                 Project: GNU Octave
            Submitted by: dee
            Submitted on: Tue 06 Feb 2018 10:42:27 PM UTC
                Category: Octave Function
                Severity: 3 - Normal
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: Unexpected Error
                  Status: None
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: dee
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 4.2.1
        Operating System: Microsoft Windows



I use Octave to analyze data that originates in .xlsx format.  To better
automate the process, I decided to use xlsxio_xlsx2csv.exe, available from
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xlsxio/?source=navbar.  Simply placing all
files into my usual working directory (which has restricted access) and

[status, text] = dos('xlsxio_xlsx2csv.exe test.xlsx');

results in status =  -1.0737e+009 (or status = 127 in version 4.0.1), and the
executable file being deleted.  Running from apparently any folder that does
not have restricted access results in successful execution, with the same
results as running from the windows cmd line.  The program can be run from the
windows cmd line in the restricted folder with no issue.  Access to the folder
is restricted to myself, SYSTEM, and the Administrators group here at my


File Attachments:

Date: Tue 06 Feb 2018 10:42:27 PM UTC  Name: Test.xlsx  Size: 10KiB   By: dee



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