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Re: file name case sensitivity
- From: "Elfyn McBratney" <elfyn-cygwin at exposure dot org dot uk>
- To: "cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>,"John Williams" <jwilliams at itee dot uq dot edu dot au>
- Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 04:59:44 -0000
- Subject: Re: file name case sensitivity
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I'm building a version of uClinux under Cygwin, and for some reason
> there are a few places where files exist _in the same directory_ having
> identical names but differences in capitalisation.
> For example, /include/linux/netfilter/ipv4/ contains files called
> ipt_dscp.h and ipt_DSCP.h . There are about 10 examples of this within
> the uClinux source distribution.
> The file system in question is a Samba mount from a Solaris machine, and
> I'm running Cygwin 1.3.20 under WinXP.
> Is there a way to enable case sensitivity in filenames under Cygwin? At
> the moment things are not looking too good because Cygwin views these
> names as equivalent, meaning that which ever one is copied in "last"
> overwrites the one before.
No. You can use the check_case option in the CYGWIN environment variable,
but that'll only get you half way to what you want. Take a look at
(<http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-cygwinenv.html>) to see how it works
and how to use it.
elfyn at exposure dot org dot uk
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