Filenames with Win32 special characters (or: Interix filename compatibility)

Christopher Faylor
Sat Jul 12 13:50:00 GMT 2008

On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 11:37:29AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>What if Cygwin checks itself for the obcaseinsensitivity registry key
>and takes it into account?  If the user *made* the choice, we could be
>case sensitive by default and only case insensitive on mount points
>with the "nocase" (or whatever) option.  Otherwise, if the registry
>key isn't set, all operations are case insensitive as usual.  As for
>the managed mounts, we could drop them entirely
>Good?  Bad?  Ugly?

That's actually what I thought you were proposing.  Why should Cygwin
assume case sensitivity if the underlying OS doesn't support it?


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