Registry keys not only accessible when user

Andrey Repin
Sat Oct 13 06:38:00 GMT 2012

Greetings, julien2412!

> Now if I just run an ls /proc/registry/<abbreviated
> HKLM>/SOFTWARE/Microsoft, I can see the registry keys I quoted only if I 
> launch Cygwin with admin rights.

Sounds like incorrect installation or something environmental getting in the
way. (Antivirus sandboxing your cygwin?)
These keys are supposed to be readable by all local accounts (hence HKLM).

> Anyway, I noticed that with regtool, everything was ok.
> Is "regtool" the recommanded way to access (in read only) registry keys? And
> so we should avoid to run things like this Perl script line:
> open($fhandle, "/proc/registry/$key") )

> Julien
> PS:
> "uname -rs" gives "CYGWIN_NT_6.0 1.7.16 (0.262/5/3)"

Andrey Repin ( 13.10.2012, <10:27>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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