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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Alex R. Mosteo <alejandro_at_mosteo.com>
Date: 2004-12-23 09:50:36 CET

Gili wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 11:30:28 +0100, Alex R. Mosteo wrote:
>>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.
> Two comments about that:
> a) You can detect if this is on and off and act accordingly. Frankly, I
> think you should ignore its value.
> b) You seem to imply that this option is off by default. If the user
> turned it on, he did so proactively. We simply add a note in the
> release notes saying we use the actual filename casing, not the
> artificial one used by Explorer. Besides, 95% of users will have this
> option turned off anyway so it is a non-issue for now.

I didn't want to imply one thing or the other, but my recall of it is
that it is enabled by default. It's one of these things I check the
first time I set up a windows installation, and it has been quite a time
since that.

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