File Name Case Sensitivity & Globbing! Was: file system name case insensitivity issue: Possible inclusion for the FAQ or User Manual?

Thorsten Kampe thorsten@thorstenkampe.de
Fri May 27 17:39:00 GMT 2011


* Lee D. Rothstein (Fri, 27 May 2011 11:53:16 -0400)
> Globbing is case sensitive while full command name invocation/full
> filename use is not. And, you may never have been confused by that,
> but I maintain it's very confusing.

This has nothing to do with Cygwin. You are (still[1]) confusing Cygwin 
and your shell. You would hugely benefit from gaining some basic 
knowledge about the tools you've been using since 1979.

Your transcript was done in a shell called "bash". Globbing in bash is - 
by default - case sensitive. If you want to change that, read the man 
page and then set option "nocaseglob" ("shopt -s nocaseglob").

Thorsten
[1] http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-02/msg01005.html


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