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

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Mar 11 10:56:00 GMT 2008

On Mar 11 11:50, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Case sensitivity is still not possible with this approach.  You
> can get generic case sensitivity in Cygwin with a bit of work.  The 
> magic flag is OBJ_CASE_INSENSITIVE in the object attributes.  However,
> this would not work for fork/exec.

Oh, and, beginning with Windows XP, you would have to enable case
sensitivity in the kernel. Set the DWORD

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\kernel\obcaseinsensitivity

to 0x0 and reboot.  No worries, this doesn't affect Win32 calls.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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