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    linux equivalent to windows registry?


    what is the linux equivalent of the windows registry (if there is one)?
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    there isn't one
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    oh, ok. so what does it use then (im guessing conf files?)

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    As valan said, look in /etc or some times /usr/local/etc. There is something which reminds of the registry system thought, but that is only for configuration of some apps and gnome; gconf.

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    Re: linux equivalent to windows registry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sygnus X1
    what is the linux equivalent of the windows registry (if there is one)?
    just wondering, no realy reasong
    Google -- linux file system

    One example: http://www.freeos.com/articles/3102/
    registered Linux user #388382

    Have you checked here first?

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    I'm glad there is no registry in Linux, just plain, understandable and readable text files. I think the registry is one of the worst implementations of a centralized configuration. It totally sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puntmuts
    I'm glad there is no registry in Linux, just plain, understandable and readable text files. I think the registry is one of the worst implementations of a centralized configuration. It totally sucks.
    You're probably right, alltrhough I never learnt to use it under windows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    Quote Originally Posted by puntmuts
    I'm glad there is no registry in Linux, just plain, understandable and readable text files. I think the registry is one of the worst implementations of a centralized configuration. It totally sucks.
    You're probably right, alltrhough I never learnt to use it under windows...
    There's nothing spectacular about it. Needless to say it's one of the most fundamentally flawed concepts in Windows. The registry begins roughly on a clean install at a size (the registry is just one file mind you, just great, eh?) of 27MB. Modding this file can seriously **** your PC up if you don't know what you're doing. I've seen corrupted registries render a system completely unusable until a new hard drive was installed (or another OS ), because sometimes all OSes will write to the lower levels of your hard disk, where some **** can be saved even after a format.

    Start > Run > regedit

    This is the app you're looking for to mess with the registry.

    Anyways sorry for busting this into a Windows topic, but a good modification app for the installation of Windows is nLITE.

    (www.nliteos.com)

    This app allows you to modify your Windows XP install .iso. With it you can remove just about everything, un-needed components, drivers, everything. Internet Explorer and Outlook Express can even be removed. You can also remove all the Windows generic drivers and pre-package just the drivers you need for your hardware. This make a significant difference in performance and I highly recommend it to anyone (especially in the IT field) who is forced to use Windows XP/2000 on a daily basis.

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