AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries

Christopher Faylor
Wed Oct 26 18:27:00 GMT 2005

On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 06:22:22PM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>* Dave Korn (2005-10-26 17:48 +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:
>>>>> 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).
>>> Well, obviously there are a few that don't (mount, [...SNIP!...]
>>   Let me see if I can parse those last two sentences:
>>   You didn't know about using "mount" to manipulate the mount tables because
>I did not know that I could successfully /use/ the mount program (for
>creating mount tables when no mount tables are available and
>"hklm/hkcu/cygnus solutions" doesn't exist.
>(When you try to run a cygwin app in that situation it normally
>complains it cannot find cygwin1.dll and doesn't know where "/" is
>Is that so hard to grasp?!)

Yes, it is hard to grasp because it isn't true.  You're apparently
making suppositions and drawing flawed inferences from them.  I don't
know why you're insisting on arguing with people who know this stuff
better than you do.

You can remove all mounts and still run a program like "ls.exe" as long
as cygwin1.dll is in the same directory as ls.exe or cygwin1.dll is in
the path.  The cygwin mount table does not affect the loading of

>>Wow.  You're going to just _love_ scripting, when you hear about it!
>Again: regedit has a "scripting/non-interactive mode".  And I am /Mr.
>Scripting/ - in all humble modesty.

You may be Mr. Scripting but you shouldn't be giving anyone advice about
how to use cygwin because you obviously don't get it.


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