upper/lower case question
Mon Oct 13 05:07:00 GMT 1997
How were the files transfered? Was it a gzip file, tar file, zip file,
or diskette copy? In general I've found that filenames tend to keep
their case. However MSDOS on W95 and WNT have two filenames a short
file name which is always in UPPERCASE and a long filename which is in
whatever case the filename was created in.
>Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 21:25:13 -0700 (PDT)
>From: John Mamer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: upper/lower case question
> Another newbie question: I have a bunch of files,
>originally written under UNIX, that have arrived at my
>gnu-win32 directory via DOS (am running on Windows NT
>4.0-sp3). The problem is that in the process the file names
>have all been translated to upper case. I tried the obvious
>cp FILE.C file.c
>but it didn't work. I wound up reading each file into
>emacs, and then copying it into a new directory using the
>lower case name. This worked, but it seems, somehow,
>I know that this is the result of a DOS/UNIX
>incompatibility, and not strictly speaking gnu-win32's
>fault, but is there a neater way to do this? (I anticipate
>having to do this in the future).
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