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Re: cygwin Registry Entries and Scriptability?

At 03:13 PM 2/14/2002, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 02:51:29PM -0500, Mack, Daemian wrote:
> >I've heard that the way I'm doing it might not be correct, mostly because
> >the full setup of Cygwin provides registry entries concerning mount points,
> >so that, for instance, the directive /cygdrive/c/windows/desktop means
> >something to Cygwin utilities.
>Cygwin doesn't need to use the registry.  It only does so when there are
>actual entries.  It isn't required to have a root directory or a /bin
>directory, etc.  The registry entries are either written by setup.exe or
>mount.exe but neither is required.
> >But what I'm finding with my testing is that every time I run bash.exe on a
> >machine with no other Cygwin install, these registry entries are created
> >dynamically.  I suspect cygwin1.dll is doing this when it's called by
> >bash.exe.  
>If you're seeing this then you're running an older version of cygwin.  It's
>possible that some of the registry "directories" might be created but there
>should be no actual data.

OK, ignore the jibberish in my response about who makes what mount/directory.
Chris's answer is the one you should pay attention to here.  The other points
I made in my response are still worth considering though.

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