upper/lower case question

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@hotmail.com
Mon Oct 13 05:16:00 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.

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>Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 21:25:13 -0700 (PDT)
>From: John Mamer <jmamer@anderson.ucla.edu>
>To: gnu-win32@cygnus.com
>Subject: upper/lower case question
>
>Hi!
>  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
>thing: 
>
>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,
>inelegant.  
>
>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).
>thanks
>j.
>
>
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