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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Case insensitive file systems [was: tla1.2 on cygwi

From: David Brown
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Case insensitive file systems [was: tla1.2 on cygwin]
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 20:54:48 -0800
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On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:48:28AM -0600, Parker, Ron wrote:

>                        The one thing I was unaware and had not seen
> documented anywhere prior to purchase was that HFS{+} was case insensitive.
> Mea culpa, but nonetheless a reality of my daily life.

HFS+ is optionally case sensitive.  Search the net, and you can find a
couple of ways of doing it.  You can either set a flag, and the option
appears in Disk Utility, or you can add the '-s' option to newfs_hfs.
It only works with 10.3 or later.

I don't believe you can change an already existing system, and there
isno guarantee that certain applications won't break (Netscape comes to
mind), since OSX developers are developing on case insensitive.

If you have other drives, you can certainly create other partitions that
are case sensitive, though.


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