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regtool quoting variations on output

A script broke today because regtool reported a key's value with
extra double quotes around it.

I also observed that whether or not a path was reported with a trailing
"\" varied from one machine to the other.  Both were using regtool ver

"stout" is Windows XP, "percy" is Windows 2000.

luke@STOUT /cygdrive/x/cygnus/cisra
$ regtool -q get "\\HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Office\\10.0\\Word\\InstallRoot\
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\

mdias@PERCY ~
$ regtool -q get "\\HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Office\\8.0\\Word\\InstallRoot\\
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office"

Visual inspection of the above key in regedit on percy (W2K) showed that
its value had no double-quotes in the registry.  Visual inspection on
stout (WXP) also showed no double-quotes around the path (though it did
have the trailing backslash, just as regtool reported).

I can change my script to pipe the output from regtool through
sed 's/^"//;s/"$//', but that seems like a kludge to me.

Does anyone have any idea what might be going on here?


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