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

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Jul 29 17:18:00 GMT 2008

On Jul 29 12:06, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jul 2008, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Jul 29 11:20, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > > On Wed, 16 Jul 2008, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > >
> > > > I removed the CYGWIN=case_check option.  This was long overdue and with
> > > > real case-sensitivity it's entirely obsolete.
> > >
> > > Oh, good.  My old nemesis is back.  Now if I check out a project from CVS
> > > with both and onto a case-insensitive filesystem, the first one
> > > will just get silently overwritten, instead of producing an error.
> >
> > You can simply switch to case sensitivity for the path with your local
> > CVS repository.  I assume you're not using FAT exclusively...
> Yes, that would let me check out both files, but not verify that our
> repository is compatible with case-insensitive systems...  I have no
> control over the flags the users set on their directories.

But you have control over the user's CYGWIN variable?  Other than that,
you can check if you have a case-insensitivity compatible repository
by examining the CVS/Entries file.  You could also check out on a
case-sensitive FS and test the file names.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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