[Patch] regtool: Add load/unload commands and --binary option
Wed Jan 25 21:38:00 GMT 2006
Igor Peshansky wrote:
>I wonder if it would be better to use stdin/stdout for binary data (or
>even add a -f option for set). IMHO,
>regtool -b get KEY1\\VALUE | regtool -b set KEY2\\VALUE
>regtool -b get KEY1\\VALUE | regtool -b set -f - KEY2\\VALUE
>looks cleaner than storing the hex encoding into a string...
At least when regtool is used interactively, it is IMO not very useful
modem-line-noise-like output for REG_BINARY, but human readable output for
the other value types.
But this is the current behavior of "regtool get ...".
Suggest to combine the best of both worlds:
regtool get KEY\\VALUE
should always produce human readable output, in particular a hex dump
(But this would change existing behavior on REG_BINARY)
regtool -b get KEY\\VALUE
writes REG_BINARY as binary data to stdout.
regtool -b set KEY\\VALUE 01 02 03
sets REG_BINARY value from hex bytes in args.
regtool -b set KEY\\VALUE -
set value from binary data read from stdin
>That said, I also think this functionality would be very useful.
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