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- From: "Gareth Pearce" <tilps at hotmail dot com>
- To: g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 03:57:08
- Subject: RE: /dev/registry
> > How about adding a /dev/registry fhandler to Cygwin? Registry keys would
> > directories and values in the registry files. I'm willing to try coding
> > if people think it's a good idea. It allows shell scripts to easily
> > registry keys as well as programs.
>Well, it looks like I'll be the only one, but this sounds to me like an
>*BAD* idea. It seems to me to be hard enough to keep the Windows registry
>one piece even if you don't dink with it; I shudder to think what horrors
>sombody with fat fingers and an itchy TAB finger (i.e. me):
>cat HundredsOfMBsOfCrap >
>I'm trying to think where this would actually be useful, but I'm drawing a
>blank. It seems to me that the registry should have at least a slightly
>barrier to entry than the command line.
umm /dev/registry I am assuming you would think would act like a file? -
people were suggesing /proc/registry - and as far as I could tell it would
act like a directory - so your 'cat junk' would just fail with invalid
maybe you meant cat hundredsofmbofjunk >
which i dont see you manageing no matter how hard you try ...
>Gary R. Van Sickle
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