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Re: /proc registry access
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: linda w <cygwin at tlinx dot org>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 08:58:47 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: /proc registry access
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, linda w wrote:
> 2 questions on the registry access in /proc.
> 1) Any idea on why find would choke on registry subtrees containing ":"? Is
> some part of the path expansion going through Windows?
Yes. Cygwin will not process paths that contain a ":" -- perhaps
erroneously, as it should probably check that the ":" is the second
character, preceded by a letter. <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PTC>.
> 2) The user-guide implies read-write access to the registry-fs:
> "As anytime you deal with the Windows registry, use caution since
> changes may result in an unstable or broken system."
> But I tried removing a value (that I can remove through regedit)
> and get a "read-only filesystem" error message. Is there something
> I need to do to make it writeable?
Yes -- submit a patch to Cygwin. ;-)
Seriously, though, the /proc/registry handler does not support write
access to the registry. The above is a standard disclaimer, though I
believe whoever put this in the description of /proc/registry was a bit
FWIW, if you want to use Cygwin tools to manipulate the registry, you can
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