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Re: ntfs ObCaseInsensitive & cygwin?
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 08:41:55 +0200
- Subject: Re: ntfs ObCaseInsensitive & cygwin?
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On Jul 31 11:21, Morgan Read wrote:
> Hi Folks
> Lots of refs to the case sensitivity nightmare in archives, but couldn't
> find any to ntfs' obcaseinsensitive registry option
> (HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\kernel\
> dword:ObCaseInsensitive see here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817921)
> So, does anyone know:
> * If this provides case sensitivity to cygwin (as it seems to to
No. SFU/Interix is a stand-alone POSIX subsystem. Cygwin is just a DLL
in the Win32 subsystem.
> * If this works on XP Home?...
Yes, but only for non-Win32.
> * If it's necessary to install SFU/Interix to give it effect?
> * If it applies to the whole file system or just the Interix "Subsystem"
> (if that's a file system thing)?
Yes. It isn't.
> * If there's a way to query the system to see if it "thinks" it's
Only under a non-Win32 subsystem.
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