Mail Archives: djgpp/2000/03/16/19:20:38

From: Damian Yerrick <Bullshitd_yerrick AT hotmail DOT comRemoveBullshit>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp,comp.os.msdos.programmer
Subject: Re: Detecting Windows and Windows directory from DOS
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Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 00:06:08 GMT
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On Thu, 16 Mar 2000 17:41:43 -0000, "Ben Davis"
<ben AT vjpoole DOT freeserve DOT co DOT uk> wrote:

>Campbell, Rolf [SKY:1U32:EXCH] wrote in message
><38D108E3 DOT D9821E3B AT americasm01 DOT nt DOT com>...
>>You can get the windows directory in the 'windir' environment variable,
>>but the location of the Start Menu is stored in the windows registry,
>>so if somebody moves their Start Menu,


>>then your program would fail to add to it.

Installer:  "If you've moved your Start Menu folder,
you will have to add the shortcut manually."

>All right. How do I read the Windows registry from a DOS program (if it's

That's what I've been wondering.  Why doesn't it just store
its registry as text like GNU/Linux does?

Damian Yerrick
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