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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Norbert Unterberg <nepo_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2004-12-21 20:37:56 CET

James FitzGibbon schrieb:

>So while the textbook example of having {Test,test,TEST} in one directory
>not be all that common, use of case sensitive filenames is. So long as that
>is the case, any cross-platform VC system is going to have to support case
>sensitive files.
I have the strong feeling that this discussion is beeing biased by a
misunderstanding how windows handles the case of file names.
Windows does preserve filenames quite well. On windows, a file named
"Test" will keep its name with an uppercase T at the beginning, and a
file "test" would keep the lowercase "t". The difference between windows
and *nix is this that windows does not distinguish between these two
when comparing file names. If you open "Test" then windows will happily
open "test" if found in the correct directory. So you can not have
"test" and "Test" side by side in the same directory.

Windows is case-preserving but not case-sensitive. What you describe
only requires an OS to *preserve* the case, not to be case-*sensitive*.


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