insensitive case problem in latest cygwin

Igor Pechtchanski
Tue Feb 15 02:59:00 GMT 2005

On Mon, 14 Feb 2005, Jason Taylor wrote:

> windows xp
> The current version of cygwin seems to ignore case in the filesystem.
> if you open a cygwin bash shell and type
> touch AAA
> mv AAA aaa
> it says that 'AAA' and 'aaa' are the same filename and doesn't change
> the filename.

That's the behavior I've gotten for as long as I can remember, which
prompted me to write this useful script:
------------------- BEGIN /usr/local/bin/mvv -------------------
/bin/mv "${1%%/}" "${1%%/}-$$" && mv "${1%%/}-$$" "${2%%/}"
-------------------- END /usr/local/bin/mvv --------------------

> When I run cygwin setup and go back to the 'prev' version the mv
> command changes the name of the file like it has in previous versions.

Very strange.  What version was the 'prev' version?

> Sorry I can't get version numbers right now but it's Valentine's day.
>  - jason

Oh, and neither 'uname -a' nor 'cygcheck -svr' run on Valentine's day?
Why, that's just MEAN! :-)
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