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Re: [Nmh-workers] Case-insensitive filesystem pathnames in alias files

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Case-insensitive filesystem pathnames in alias files
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:31:07 -0400

>man mh-alias says:
>  Alias file contents are case-insensitive, with the exception of filesystem
>  path names.
>Is that really true for case-insensitive filesystems, such as those normally
>on Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh? I don't have access to such a
>filesystem so I can't test it. I'm guessing that the code just tries to open a
>file with an unmodified name, and that will just work on a case-insensitive
>filesystem for a file whose name matches case-insensitively.

Yeah, that's what I'm assuming as well.  It looks like case-sensitivity
is the default in POSIX, but case-insensitivity is a permitted
extension.  Personally, I don't think it's worth a change in the manual.


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