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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Brian Mathis <bmathis_at_directedge.com>
Date: 2004-12-21 20:33:46 CET

Norbert Unterberg wrote:
> Beeing a windows user, I always wanted to ask this:
> Do *ix users really rely on case sensitivy (in the sense that they store
> multiple files with just different case in the same direcotry, like
> Test, test, TEST) so much that subversion needs to support this? Is that
> common practice there?
> Norbert

1. Capital letters sort first on *NIX (because they have a lower ordinal
value in the ASCII table), so A-Z comes before a-z.

2. Because of #1, many people use a capital first letter for all
directories. This keeps 'ls' listings nice looking by grouping
directories first.

They may seem small, but everything on *NIX revloves around the file
system, and those 2 things are in your face almost every minute of the day.

Brian Mathis
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