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Re: Yet another Case-Insensitive File System Problem

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-07-31 19:38:54 CEST

Michael Wood wrote:

>On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 02:24:11PM -0400, John Peacock wrote:
>>Giving us poor NTFS souls a way, even a limited way, to continue to
>>participate is much better, IMHO, than simply erroring out due to the
>>idiotic limitations of the local filesystem. Being able to exclude a
>>portion of the tree during checkout seems a reasonable concession in
>>that direction. Think of it as an svn:antiexternal feature.
>Well I don't know about OS/2's filesystem(s) (hpfs?) but I believe it's
>possible to switch NTFS into case-sensitive mode. Unfortunately, I
>don't know how to do this or what problems it may cause. Would this
>help? :)
It's worse than that -- you can decide, at file open/creation time,
whether or not you want the operation to be case-sensitive. This is done
by useing the fabled FILE_FLAG_POSIX_SEMANTICS. Of course, it won't help
in general because your editor, build tools etc. will get confused. And
this flag isn't available when you create a directory, heh.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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