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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: Case-only renames
Date Fri, 21 Oct 2011 09:18:49 GMT
On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 03:34:38AM -0500, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> Nope, all Macs ever made, from the Macintosh 128K 27 years ago right
> through current Macs with the latest OS X, have used case-insensitive
> filesystems by default. Several popular OS X GUI apps, especially by
> big publishers like Microsoft and Adobe, have at times had case errors
> in their apps, such that if you use a case-sensitive filesystem, these
> apps won't work right. Use of case-sensitive filesystems is not
> recommended on OS X.
> There are some esoteric exceptions. For example, before Lion, if you
> had an Xsan filesystem, it was case-sensitive. (With Lion, these are
> case-insensitive by default too.)

Sounds like it's worth filing an issue with the APR folks about this 
if there isn't one already.

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