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Re: Case insensitive FFS

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 08:09:37PM -0700, Bill Stouder-Studenmund wrote:
> > I have seen three terms used:
> > 
> >   case sensitive: what we are used to with BSD FFS, HFS+ with the case
> >   sensitive option
> > 
> >   case preserving: comparisons are done without regard to case, but ls
> >   shows files having the same case as when they were created.  HFS+
> >   (without the case-sensitive option)
> > 
> >   case insensitive: in addition to comparisons ignoring case, all
> >   filenames are presented in either upper or lower, depending on the
> >   system.  I think pre-NTFS on windows is like this.
> I've heard the latter refered to as case non-preserving, and both 
> "preserving" variants as qualifiers on case insensitive.

I've heard both latter types referred to as "crap", "painful",
"horrid", "undesirable" and "utterly evil". Also, other things not
fit to repeat here. 


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