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- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 22:39:30 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: cygwin-ENV-Variable
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sun, 4 Aug 2002, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> There is already an undocumented way to do this in cygwin via the
> Program Options registry key. Create a new key:
> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin\Program Options
> under this, you can create an string entry named "default" with data
> containing CYGWIN environment variable options. If you add an "export"
> option to the end of the data values, a CYGWIN environment variable will
> be regenerated from the registry and visible in the environment.
> You can also set options for individual programs by adding an entry like:
> Name Type Data
> c:\usr\sbin\inetd.exe REG_SZ tty export
> That will make cygwin always set the cygwin option to tty and export
> a CYGWIN=tty for every program that inetd invokes.
This is pretty cool, thanks!
> The main reason this this is not documented is that there is no
> programmatic way to manipulate it and I am not comfortable with telling
> people how to edit the registry "by hand".
> However, if you are familiar with the registry, then setting this value
> should not be a big deal.
What about regtool? Or am I missing something?
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