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Re: Can't merge after changing directory capitalization

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:27:09 -0500

On Aug 16, 2010, at 12:08, Jacob Weber wrote:

> OS X doesn't support multiple files in the same directory with the same name and different capitalization.

Just to nitpick this point: of course Mac OS X supports that. But the case-insensitive Mac OS Extended filesystem most Macs use doesn't support that. There is a case-sensitive variant of Mac OS Extended you can use if you desire that, with the understanding that if you reformat your boot drive case-sensitive, you will incur some problems, for example with some Adobe applications and others that did not anticipate this situation. You can however easily create a disk image of any size using Disk Utility and format that disk image using whatever filesystem you like, including a case-sensitive one, and put a working copy on that disk image, so if there are operations like this merge that you would like to perform that would be easier on a case-sensitive filesystem, it can be relatively easily accomplished that way.
Received on 2010-08-16 19:28:00 CEST

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