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Re: [bug-gawk] External shell command REG doesn't change anything

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] External shell command REG doesn't change anything
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 21:09:12 +0200

> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 20:39:46 +0200
> From: Denis Shirokov <address@hidden>
> I found some problem with using REG shell command from GAWK script.
> This command performs rw operations with windows registry. And this do
> not work when i trying to execute this command from GAWK-script.
> Actually this is not GAWK issue but maybe you can advice me something?
> This is under Windows 2008R2x64 and Windows 7x64:
> >gawk --version
> GNU Awk 4.0.1
> Copyright (C) 1989, 1991-2012 Free Software Foundation.
> >type r.gwk
> REG_SZ /d \"123\" /f"
>         c| getline d; close(c)
>         print "OUTPUT:"
>         print d }
> >gawk -f r.gwk
> The operation completed successfully.
> and this isn't change something in registry but if i try it direct
> from command line or from batch file - it's work ok.

Could be the Windows 7 Registry virtualization in action, since
gawk.exe is probably a 32-bit executable, right?  See


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