Command Prompt for Windows




Command GETREG

Function:

Get a System Registry value or enumerate all the names for the specified hkey. The value is stored in an environment variable called GETREG.

Syntax:

GETREG hkey [name] [/32 | /64]
hkeySpecifies the path of the complete key.
nameSpecifies the name of the value to retrieve.
/32Specifies the 32-bit registry hive (default).
/64Specifies the 64-bit registry hive.

Note:

Parameter hkey must begin with one of the following System Registry names :-

  • HKEY_USERS
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

and all the sub-keys must be separated by backslashes (ie. ' \ '), For example :-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinOne\WinOne

The following types of values may be retrieved using command GETREG :-

REG_SZA null terminated string.
REG_DWORDA 32-bit number.
REG_DWORD_LITTLE_ENDIANSame as REG_DWORD.
REG_DWORD_BIG_ENDIANA 32-bit number which is automatically converted to REG_DWORD format.
REG_MULTI_SZA list of null terminated strings. Each entry is separated with commas.

When parameter name is not specified then command GETREG will enumerate all the names contained in the specified hkey and create a list which contains all the names separated by commas.

The /32 and /64 switches are ignored when the WinOne® Command Prompt is running on a 32-bit version of Windows.

Most of the registry keys in 64-bit Windows are reflected between both registry hives, that is, most of the time, using either switch will yield the same result.

Also see command SETREG, ENUMREG, GETINI, SETINI and Batch Files.