Filename case-sensitivity of make

erik.nim@risoe.dk erik.nim@risoe.dk
Thu Jun 28 02:53:00 GMT 2001


Dear Cygwin Developers

A am jusing Cygwin make (in UNIX mode) on a WinNT platform. Until now I a
have defined all rules explicitly like

main.o: main.c
      gcc -c main.c

which is case-insensitive regarding the source file. However, an implicit
rule like

%.o: %.c
      gcc -c $*.c

seems to be case-sensitive. This gives problems when sharing source files
between computers with WinNT and Win95, as Win95 sometimes changes the case
of the filenames. Is there any particular reason for this strange behaviour?


Kind regards 


Erik Nim

Risoe National Laboratory
VEA-762, PO Box 49
DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Fax: +46 77 50 83
E-mail: erik.nim@risoe.dk
Internet: www.risoe.dk/vea



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