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Re: Mount Windows registry into filesystem

On Mon, 7 Jul 2003, Brian Dessent wrote:

> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 09:19:57AM +0100, William S Fulton wrote:
> > > Is it possible to mount the registry into the filesystem?
> >
> > It is already.  Try `ls -l /proc/registry'
> Neat.  Is there any way to tell the type of the key's value using this
> interface?  For example if I wanted to modify a key's value through
> "echo foo > /prog/registry/.../Key", how do I tell Cygwin that I want
> the type to be REG_EXPAND_SZ, REG_DWORD, REG_MULTI_SZ, REG_SZ, etc?

You don't.  /proc/registry is read-only.  If you want to modify the
registry, use regtool.

> Conversely is there a way to determine the type when reading?  It
> appears that Cygwin does what you expect (e.g. returning a \0 delimited
> list for REG_MULTI_SZ) but is there any way to ask it directly?

Not that I know of.  Look at for implementation

> This is yet another really cool Cygwin feature that I had no idea about
> until now... :-)
> Brian

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