interesting idea: sedreg

Tim Potter tpot at
Sat Aug 27 00:41:04 GMT 2005

On Fri, 2005-08-26 at 13:19 -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

> I decided to rewrite the profiles tool to use the new
> regfio code (from the printmig.exe work).   In the process I
> ran into a few sk_record bugs and cleaned them up.  So
> the new profiles tool works and can replace arbitrary
> SIDs in ACLs on registry keys.
> The interesting thing was how easy this was.  If anyone is
> interested, it would be really easy to create a sed-like tool
> for registry files :-)  Not sure what this would be useful
> for but like I said I was bored.
> So Maybe one day you will get bored too and decide that
> you need a way to to bulk updates on keynames, or values,
> or merge 2 registry files, or whatever.....

How about something like the way ldbedit works?  Convert the registry
file into a text file, edit it with vi/sed/perl/whatever and then
convert it back to binary form.

Text formats are great.  I have been reading The Tao of Unix Programming

> I feel weird 'cause this was slightly fun.



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