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RE: /proc (was: Re: /dev/registry)

> > Why can't this /dev/registry stuff be just an ioctl()?  Open the
> > /dev/registry node for the appropriate access, then use some ioctl()'s to
> > read and write it.  Put the /dev/null entry points for the read and write
> > handlers for /dev/registry and you won't have that accidental corruption
> > from cat.
> >
> > By the way, if you're using Cygwin, why can't you just call
> RegQueryValueExW
> > and friends yourself?  You're a Win32 process anyway, and no UNIX has such
> a
> > thing - don't care about portability.
> 1. it's difficult to accidentally cat to a key considering the length of the
> names  -
> /proc/registry/HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/S
> hell\ Extensions/Approved/\{BDEADF00-C265-11d0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F\} is a bit
> hard to type in by accident...
> 2. it makes scripting easier
> 3. ** adding /proc/registry means adding /proc and once a /proc virtual fs
> is established, other /proc entries can be added a lot more easily

This seems good to me :-)

> 4. it gives you an alternative to regedit and friends
> I almost have a read-only version of this working. I don't see why their
> should be objections to this since you can't screw your registry up in any
> way. I'll think about how to add write capabilities later.
> I'll probably add some entries to /proc - ones commonly found on UNIX
> platforms maybe. Anyone have any favourites they wish to see?
> Regards
> Chris
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