True case-sensitive filenames

Sergey Okhapkin sos@sokhapkin.dyndns.org
Mon Jan 20 22:48:00 GMT 2003


You're absolutely right! Thank you for the reminder.

Sergey Okhapkin
Somerset, NJ
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Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 3:54 PM
Subject: RE: True case-sensitive filenames


> Wasn't there also an issue with the fact that only files could
> be created this way but not directories?  Or am I remembering
> incorrectly?
>
> Larry
>
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: Sergey Okhapkin sos@sokhapkin.dyndns.org
> Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 15:36:14 -0500
> To: gsw@agere.com, cygwin-developers@cygwin.com
> Subject: RE: True case-sensitive filenames
>
>
> Hmmm... Looks like hardlink method should work...
>
> The second argument why my patch was not accepted by cygwin maintainer
> Geof Noer a while ago was that the customers who bought cygwin support
> often use windows tools to create and edit files (like notepad) and
> mixed case filenames may fool them. Chris, is it still an issue?
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cygwin-developers-owner@cygwin.com
> > [mailto:cygwin-developers-owner@cygwin.com] On Behalf Of
> > Gerald S. Williams
> > Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 2:13 PM
> > To: cygwin-developers@cygwin.com
> > Subject: RE: True case-sensitive filenames
> >
> >
> > Sergey Okhapkin wrote:
> > > See my previous message - MoveFile("asdf", "ASDF") will delete
> > > existing file "AsDf".
> >
> > I see. Perhaps another possibility would be to create a
> > hardlink and then delete the old file. You couldn't use the
> > CreateHardLink() function, since it has the same case
> > problems (and is NT5+ only), but there are other ways
> > (http://www.mvps.org/win32/ntfs/lnw.html,
> > for example--I
> > think U/Win does something similar). You can always fall back
> > on the copy/delete mechanism, which appears to be there for
> > Win95 anyway.
> >
> > -Jerry
> >
>
>
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