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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Alex R. Mosteo <alejandro_at_mosteo.com>
Date: 2004-12-22 11:30:28 CET

Norbert Unterberg wrote:
> James FitzGibbon schrieb:
>> So while the textbook example of having {Test,test,TEST} in one directory
>> might
>> 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*.

Then there you have these windows "features" where a full capitals file
is shown as mixed case: i.e. README.txt can be listed as Readme.txt. The
switch is "allow full capital filenames" or something like that
somewhere in explorer options. That adds extra fun to unaware users.

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