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RE: /dev/registry

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Chris January
> Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 9:43 AM
> To:
> Subject: /dev/registry
> How about adding a /dev/registry fhandler to Cygwin? Registry keys would be
> directories and values in the registry files. I'm willing to try coding this
> if people think it's a good idea. It allows shell scripts to easily access
> registry keys as well as programs.

Well, it looks like I'll be the only one, but this sounds to me like an insanely
*BAD* idea.  It seems to me to be hard enough to keep the Windows registry in
one piece even if you don't dink with it; I shudder to think what horrors await
sombody with fat fingers and an itchy TAB finger (i.e. me):

cat HundredsOfMBsOfCrap > /dev/r[TAB-oops-I-meant...well-something-else-anyway]

I'm trying to think where this would actually be useful, but I'm drawing a
blank.  It seems to me that the registry should have at least a slightly higher
barrier to entry than the command line.

Gary R. Van Sickle
Brewer.  Patriot.

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