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Re: [Proposal] Moving user mount information to HKLM
- From: Doru Carastan <ivbdcc at pacbell dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 21:38:21 -0700
- Subject: Re: [Proposal] Moving user mount information to HKLM
How about breaking free from using the windoze registry. There is
absolutely no special need to use it IMO. All the mount info can be stored
in a plain ASCII file like 'cygwin.cfg'. As part of its initialization the
cygwin1.dll can use GetModuleFileName() to figure out from where it was
loaded and attempt to parse a possible config file located in the same dir
with it. If this fails it will assume that it was loaded from /bin and
attempt to read the config file from ../etc. If this fails then it can
throw an error or try to recover the old info from the registry and generate
the file based on it. Once it knows about the system mounts it will look in
the user's home dir for something like .cygwinrc and get from there any user
mounts and other settings like the ones set using the CYGWIN env variable.
Let me know if I missed something.
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