AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries

Christopher Faylor
Wed Oct 26 16:40:00 GMT 2005

On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 05:16:56PM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>* Christopher Faylor (2005-10-26 15:37 +0100)
>> On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 10:26:36AM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>>>* (2005-10-26 00:45 +0100)
>>>> Quoting Igor Pechtchanski <>:
>>>>> See "man mount".  Please, please, please don't manipulate the registry
>>>>> directly if you want to stay portable.  You can easily create a batch file
>>>>> to reproduce the mounts properly.
>>>>> ...
>>>>> "User mounts" is the answer.  The CURRENT_USER tree is usually writable.
>>>>> Make sure you don't write over the existing settings if they are present.
>>>> Current XP computers I am trying to run this into give me: "Registry Editing has
>>>> been Disabled by your administrator." even if I try to write to Current_User
>>>> All I am trying to keep portable is the X server thus XWIN.exe is the only
>>>> executable I have, the only one I execute. After running the X server as the
>>>> background server I am tunneling the packets using Putty / Securecrt.
>>>Try "regedit /s" in a batch (instead of double clicking). This
>>>sometimes works.
>> Or, I dunno, if that works, you could just use "mount" and forget about
>> regedit entirely.
>> It's a crazy idea, I know.  I wonder why no one has thought of it before.
>*I* didn't know about it (because I was under the impression that all
>cygwin programs depend on the mount tables).

...but yet you still keep going.

>Well, obviously there are a few that don't (mount, cygcheck, ash (?),

All cygwin programs rely on the mount table.

>And I think it's easier to just import a reg file than dealing with
>multiple mount commands...

I assume that you'll be quite surprised, if/when we either do away with
the registry or change the format.


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