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Re: ntfs ObCaseInsensitive & cygwin?

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 12:42:21PM +1200, Morgan Read wrote:
>> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 11:21:45AM +1200, Morgan Read wrote:
>>>> Lots of refs to the case sensitivity nightmare in archives, but couldn't
>>>> find any to ntfs' obcaseinsensitive registry option
>>>> (HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\kernel\
>>>> dword:ObCaseInsensitive see here:
>>>> So, does anyone know:
>>>> * If this provides case sensitivity to cygwin (as it seems to to
>>>> SFU/Interix)?
>> ...
>>> Sorry but there are too many strcasecmp's sprinkled throughout cygwin's
>>> code to feel confident that it would work well at all.
>> Huh, you mean cygwin's been written not to take advantage of a case
>> sensitive file system even where it exists!?
> Cygwin has been written to handle the most mind-bogglingly common case
> of a case-insensitive filesystem rather than detecting and special
> casing the extremely rare occurrence of an NTFS filesystem with case
> sensitivity turned on.
I appreciate that.
Thank you,

Morgan Read

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