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Old 10-09-2003, 01:26 PM   #1
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Registry in Linux




Hi all!

As I am a newbie to Linux, I have a question: Is there a "registry" in Linux, and if so, how do you access it?

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Old 10-09-2003, 01:29 PM   #2
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Your not in Windows anymore... I think you might catch the sarcasm in that. No, there is no registry. That's for windows only.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply post, trickykid. Your answer, while sarcastic, is appreciated! This also brings the question, is there a Linux equivalent of the registy?

Thanks again for all that have the time to reply!
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:35 PM   #4
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No equivalent. Again really, Linux isn't Windows. The registry is a poor way for Windows and its users to update, configure and such with the Operating System, it was only created for Windows, since Windows isn't open source, etc.
 
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Thanks again for your response!
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:39 PM   #6
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Linux/unix systems tend to use lots of individaul configuration files each specific to their own application This has lots of advantages the main one comes under the saying "Don't put all your eggs in one basket"
 
Old 10-09-2003, 05:40 PM   #7
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that's true, although there is a linux equivelent of 'regedit', called linuxconf, although i'm not sure if it's reccomended or not anymore, but that would reduce the hassle of finding these config files and editing them manually, although linuxconf seems to be more of a newbie tool
 
Old 10-09-2003, 05:49 PM   #8
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Originally posted by frieza
that's true, although there is a linux equivelent of 'regedit', called linuxconf, although i'm not sure if it's reccomended or not anymore, but that would reduce the hassle of finding these config files and editing them manually, although linuxconf seems to be more of a newbie tool
linuxconf isn't even close to a regedit in Windows. A so-called Registry and a tool to configure configuration files across on your Linux machine are two different things in what they actually do really when comparing Linux and Windows. linuxconf was a sorry and failed GUI frontend to keep from editing text based configuration files for different services.

linuxconf though was a insecure, buggy, waste of space and shouldn't be used. One reason it isn't usually loaded by default any longer by most distributions.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 07:37 PM   #9
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true, although it was the closest thing i could think of
 
  


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