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Re: Upper/lower case filenames.
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Re: Upper/lower case filenames.
- From: George Planansky <george_planansky at harvard dot edu>
- Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 21:41:59 -0400 (EDT)
> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 01:18:23 +0000
> From: Ron House <email@example.com>
> 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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