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RE: AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries

On Thu, 27 Oct 2005, Dave Korn wrote:

> After all, the sterotypical paradigm for using the registry is:
> - Program startup:  read all settings from registry key.
> - Operation:  do stuff, repecting settings.  allow user to change settings.
> - Shutdown time:  Write update settings back to registry key.
>   The first two stages will still work fine, and most apps will silently
> ignore 'Can't write' errors when they're terminating anyway.

Except that most apps will try to commit the changes to registry as soon
as they are made, rather than at exit time.  Most still handle read-only
registry gracefully, though.

> [snip]
> >> Yes, you are able to make changes to HKCU, but not *directly*.
> >
> > echo "1" > /proc/registry/HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Foobar

Heh, did I miss something?  Since when is /proc/registry writeable?
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