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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject RE: [PATCH] Allow FileSet's to ignore the case of paths/files (Bug #368)
Date Tue, 06 Feb 2001 00:24:48 GMT
Douglas,

Can you confirm something for me? If the file system is case sensitive and
has a file, say HELLO.txt and I type on a command line

type hello.TXT

What will happen?

--
Conor MacNeill
conor@cortexebusiness.com.au
Cortex eBusiness
http://www.cortexebusiness.com.au

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Douglas Bitting [mailto:Douglas.Bitting@agilesoft.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, 6 February 2001 4:38
> To: 'ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org'
> Subject: RE: [PATCH] Allow FileSet's to ignore the case of paths/files
> (Bug #368)
>
>
> You are correct; it's not recommended that case-sensitivity be
> enabled on Win32.  However, the point still remains that it _may_
> be case sensitive.
> So, don't count on Win32 file systems being case insensitive.
>
> I've been working with ClearCase long enough to remember the days
> when you didn't have a (real) choice as to whether it was case
> sensitive... that was
> hell.  :-)
>
> Cheers,
> --Doug
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rosen, Alex [mailto:arosen@silverstream.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 9:01 AM
> To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [PATCH] Allow FileSet's to ignore the case of paths/files
> (Bug #368)
>
>
> > Well, there is always MVFS, ClearCase's virtual file system.
> > While it can be made case insensitive, don't count on it.
> > So, in other words, there is
> > a (are some?) filesystem(s) on win32 which can be case sensitive.
>
> True. However, if you're using Windows and don't make MVFS
> case-insensitive, is
> it likely that you'll have serious problems anyway? When our
> company switched
> to ClearCase, the instructions that were sent around for
> installing it had said
> "IMPORTANT: you need to turn on case-insensitivity" etc.
>
> Alex
>
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