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. -- Dan.
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