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Detecting case-insensitivity revisited


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Detecting case-insensitivity revisited
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 13:57:16 -0400
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Hey all,

Mark and Larry and I were having a discussion about detecting
case-insensitive file systems some time back and we couldn't come up
with a simple and elegant solution.  The main problem is that even
though we can classify systems as USUALLY case-sensitive or case
insensitive, this varies by the filesystem actually being used.  On
Windows this isn't usually a problem, but on Mac OS X, for instance,
admins can install case-sensitive UFS file systems.  On Linux, admins
could similarly access NTFS or FAT32 file systems for example.

Rather than going to the trouble of trying to autodetect these
scenarios, what about making this a global option to CVS (e.g. --case or
- --nocase) with the default determined by the system compiled on rather
than having the value used hard coded at compile time.  This could be an
option in CVSROOT/config too, for servers.

Derek

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