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RE: Compatibility problem: Cygwin make and makefile filename case

     Just a thought, but you could instruct Cygwin users to execute the
following from their bash shell:

$ if [ -f MAKEFILE ] ; then mv MAKEFILE makefile ; fi

     I just tested this with `DIR /X ` on NT and found that it would
change the base DOS filename!  Not a perfect solution, but a viable



> From: Frank Ellert []
> Earnie Boyd <> writes:
> >So, if I had a Cygwin compatible unarchiver would it name 
> the file makefile
> >instead of MAKEFILE?  Most likely, yes.  The real issue here 
> is the means by
> >which you unarchive the file.
> Yes, you're right and I'm wrong.  I used an old DOS unarchiver that
> didn't know LFNs and so always named the file "MAKEFILE", independend
> of wether the file was archived as "Makefile" or "makefile".  The
> recent MS-Windows port of my archiver names the file correctly.  I'm
> sorry!
> But the patch is still useful since it adds some kind of DOS
> compatibility to Cygwin make.  ;-)
> Frank
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