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Re: [Proposal] Moving user mount information to HKLM
- From: Shankar Unni <shankar at cotagesoft dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 10:45:26 -0700
- Subject: Re: [Proposal] Moving user mount information to HKLM
- References: <000b01c265df$b61ef630$4501a8c0@scrapbox>
On 9/26/2002 9:38 PM, Doru Carastan wrote:
> be stored in a plain ASCII file like 'cygwin.cfg'. As part of its
How about breaking free from using the windoze registry. There is
absolutely no special need to use it IMO. All the mount info can
> 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.
This doesn't work so good if the user doesn't have write permissions to
the "bin" directory - where would the user mounts go?
So then you'd need one "system mount file" (like above), and one "user
mount file" per user. And where would that go? Especially if you have to
do a user mount to get to the user's home directory in the first place?
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