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Re: Determining the location of a Cygwin installation
> Tino Lange wrote:
> > This is not true! There's a trick: At least under >= Windows 2000 you
> > can just put 'cygpath.exe' (and its path) in your so called
> > "ApplicationPaths". This is a Registry location for several utils you
> > can just call by name - no more needed. Have a look at your:
> > "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App
> > Paths" When you start such an application it don't need to be in the
> > path of the machine.
> > Solution:
> > Just put 'cygpath.exe' in your Application path - then you're able to
> > use it from everywhere on your machine. So you can find the CYGWIN
> > root with "cygpath -w /".
> While interesting there are two flaws here. Firstly, this down't work on
> all versions of Windows. Secondly, if I could get my users to set their
> "ApplicationPaths" I could as easily get them to set their PATHs. The
> real world situation is that this is not the case and neither PATH nore
> ApplicationPaths are set.
So how about using something like regtool, there are quite a few native
(non-Cygwin dependant) regtool alikes around. From there all you need to do
is check HKLM or HKCU. Or write your own custom implementation.
elfyn at exposure dot org dot uk
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