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Re: Case problems and file permissions on Make

From: Omar Al-Kaisy
Subject: Re: Case problems and file permissions on Make
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 09:59:22 +0000 (GMT)

Thanks for much for your response...

I have to admit, it was a while ago, and I'm not sure where I
downloaded it from... But none of my filenames are too long for
DOS to handle anyway. Would there be no way to avoid this problem
I'm having? Is there a version I could obtain which would NOT upcase?


> On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Omar Al-Kaisy wrote:
> > I seem to be having problems with make.exe, and have been
> > recommended this address to report bugs to. It seems that if
> > I run my makefile (I use the -f flag in case this makes a 
> > difference), and the makefile basically copies files from one 
> > directory to another, then a file which is in lower case in 
> > the source directory becomes upper case in the target directory. 
> > And the files are copied with writable priviliges only to the
> > user and not the group (although I appreciate this may be
> > an environment issue).
> > 
> > I am using make version 3.79.1 on a Windows NT4 platform,
> > downloaded from the GNU site.
> Please tell the exact URL where you dowloaded this port of Make.  I 
> suspect that you are using a DOS port; DOS programs cannot access long 
> file names on Windows NT, and I think up-casing the file names is a side 
> effect of this Windows misfeature.

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