Registry keys containing slash

Keith Starsmeare keith_starsmeare@yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jun 28 01:17:00 GMT 2001


> >I'm a bit concerned about what would happen with the patch if I try to
> >create a key that contains '/'.  I'll try it myself tonight, but maybe
you
> >can allay my fears a little earlier.
>
> That occurred to me seconds after typing "cvs commit".  I would appreciate
> knowing if this still works.

I didn't think '/' would be an exceptable within a key name, but it is. Well
my (unnecessary) patch fails (as does Corinna's translate):

$ regtool list
'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AutoProxyTypes\Application/x-internet-signup'
Default
DllFile
FileExtensions

$ regtool list
/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/AutoProxyTypes/Application/x-internet-signup
Error: The system cannot find the file specified.

I guess it's probably more reliable to use those pesky backslashes then!

Keith


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