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Re: [Proposal] Moving user mount information to HKLM

This is totally great news. I don't monitor the deloper list but it is great
to hear that my
suggestion is being considered. I am totally sorry about the fact that I
couldn't get the time to work on it.

Thanks Igor,
Doru Carastan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Igor Pechtchanski" <>
To: "Doru Carastan" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 6:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Proposal] Moving user mount information to HKLM

> On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Doru Carastan wrote:
> > 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
> > in a plain ASCII file like 'cygwin.cfg'.   As part of its initialization
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > mounts and other settings like the ones set using the CYGWIN env
> >
> > Let me know if I missed something.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Doru Carastan
> This has been suggested by Chris Faylor on the cygwin-developers list
> about 3 weeks ago.
> Igor
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