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Re: ntfs ObCaseInsensitive & cygwin?

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:
> So, does anyone know:
> * If this provides case sensitivity to cygwin (as it seems to to
> SFU/Interix)?

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
> working?...

Only under a non-Win32 subsystem.


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