The Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.1 Registration
Information Editor (REGEDIT.EXE) can help to set up shell (for
example, Program Manager) and OLE information, but the only documentation
for REGEDIT.EXE is in the Windows Help files, REGEDIT.HLP and REGEDITV.HLP.
This article describes the command-line switches for REGEDIT.EXE.
Syntax for REGEDIT.EXE
REGEDIT [/v|-v] [/s|-s] <FILENAME>
This is a .REG-formatted file, which can be produced with the Save
Registration File command in the File menu of REGEDIT.EXE in advanced
This switch opens REGEDIT.EXE in advanced mode, where the registration
database is displayed in a tree structure (similar to the tree window
in Windows 3.1 File Manager). Any part of the database can be edited.
When a filename is specified on the command line, this switch is used
to suppress any informational dialog boxes that would normally be
displayed. This is useful when the Setup program for an application
wants to execute REGEDIT.EXE with a .REG file, but does not want the
user to be confused by any dialog boxes that are displayed.
Syntax for Switches
Either "/" or "-" can be used to signify the optional switches. The
switches can be combined (for example, -vs) and be typed in either
uppercase or lowercase. Unrecognized switches are ignored.