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Re: Upper/lower case filenames.

>   Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 01:18:23 +0000
>   From: Ron House <>
>   Robert Collins wrote:
>   > 
>   > On 09 Aug 2001 03:26:39 +0000, Ron House wrote:
>   > > Files written under Linux or Windows in lower case that fit in 8.3 are
>   > > all taken as upper case by the Cygwin tools.
>   > 
>   > And windows shows them as upper case in file manager/windows explorer?
>   Ah, that's a good point! I am so used to ignoring the GOOEY and doing
>   everything on command lines that the difference didn't occur to me. I am
>   running Linux at present, but I think I will find you are correct - the
>   names will show in capitals in file manager.
>   I suppose that boils the thing down to a different proposition. As the
>   8.3 names have irresponsible case (some files seem to change for no
>   obvious reason), Linux takes them by default to have lower case, as the
>   vast majority of filenames that Unix systems search for in common tools
>   (*.c, .cpp, .o, etc.) are lower case. Cygwin, I presume, is taking them
>   as having the case Windows interprets them to have. That makes much more
>   sense - another Microsoft foulup. That makes a difference to my
>   question. Is there any interest in an option in Cygwin to make the same
>   assumption that Linux makes?

Maybe specify the treatment Cygwin gives file names (unix, linux,
or windows fashion), on a filesystem/directory basis?

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