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Old 07-21-2004, 03:08 PM   #1
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Linux equivalent to windows registry?


One basic, question: In Linux, what is the equivalent to the windows registry ?
 
Old 07-21-2004, 03:12 PM   #2
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thankfully there isn't anything resembling a registry
 
Old 07-21-2004, 03:15 PM   #3
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Where would I look for recently used lists then? I know there are a few of them in windows registry but I haven'tbeen able to find them in linux, nor how I put those recently used (for example in kde). I do want to keep bash history though.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by darkleaf
Where would I look for recently used lists then? I know there are a few of them in windows registry but I haven'tbeen able to find them in linux, nor how I put those recently used (for example in kde). I do want to keep bash history though.
Not sure what you mean by "recently used lists" ...

KDE does have a feature that you can enable to
see the most recently accessed documents. Just
look at the settings in Control Centre.


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Old 07-21-2004, 03:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Not sure what you mean by "recently used lists" ...

KDE does have a feature that you can enable to
see the most recently accessed documents. Just
look at the settings in Control Centre.


Cheers,
Tink
Yes that's the thing I meant! Thanks!
 
Old 07-21-2004, 03:53 PM   #6
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there are some programs out there tho that try to replicate the windows registry in linux (well, more like a program to resemble the registry)
 
Old 07-21-2004, 06:09 PM   #7
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there are some programs out there tho that try to replicate the windows registry in linux (well, more like a program to resemble the registry)
Who wrote those? Satan? But seriously. Many proggies store log files of your actions for convenience. Many can be found in the "dot-files" - like ".bashrc". You likely know this.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 06:47 PM   #8
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Well I would say the equivalent is all those beautifully easy to read text files in /etc. But of course, you could change them into totally arbitrary numbers and random letters in a nonsensical order then force you to search through huge trees, if you enjoy the windows way.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 07:21 PM   #9
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no problem!

just output from /dev/random to /etc/*

instant windows registry
 
Old 07-21-2004, 07:29 PM   #10
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Don't forget to "hide" them, and then make them impossible to delete...
 
Old 07-22-2004, 12:07 AM   #11
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There is a registry in LINUX but you do not want to take the time to look through it all. If you want type,
find /etc /usr/lib /usr/local/etc /opt ~ -type f | xargs grep "" /dev/null | strings

Lucky for us its ASCII (aka plain text).
 
  


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