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Re: 1.3.17(0.67/3/2): Bug With /proc/registry & / Interpretation...
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Ken Robson <krobson at egenera dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 16:16:01 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: 1.3.17(0.67/3/2): Bug With /proc/registry & / Interpretation...
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Ken Robson wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have been using cygwin for some time and have recently being playing with
> the /proc/registry facility. I have discovered that when I do finds in this
> namespace that if any key names have a "/" in then it is not quoted. So for
> [snip example and registry data]
> I apologise that I do not have sufficient knowledge of cygwin to fix this
> Thanks for your time and help.
> Kind regards,
The fact that "/" is a valid character in key/value names in the registry,
but is not a valid character in filenames (in either Windows or Unix)
makes this more of a design issue. No amount of quoting will let you
create a file with a '/' in its name.
In the meantime, check out /bin/regtool which allows arbitrary characters
in both key and value names (and a -K switch to set a custom separator).
|\ _,,,---,,_ email@example.com
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
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