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RE: 1.3.17(0.67/3/2): Bug With /proc/registry & / Interpretation...


Thanks for the pointer - it looks to be very useful.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Igor Pechtchanski [] 
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 9:16 PM
To: Ken Robson
Subject: Re: 1.3.17(0.67/3/2): Bug With /proc/registry & / Interpretation...

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
> example:
> [snip example and registry data]
> I apologise that I do not have sufficient knowledge of cygwin to fix 
> this myself.
> Thanks for your time and help.
> Kind regards,
> Ken.


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).
      |\      _,,,---,,_
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     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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