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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Gili <junk_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: 2004-12-21 20:55:21 CET

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 14:33:46 -0500, Brian Mathis wrote:

>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.

        You could retain the functionality you just mentioned with
case-preserving systems instead of fully case-sensitive ones.


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