PATCH: option to ignore case in filenames

jw schultz jw at
Wed Oct 1 12:50:17 EST 2003

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 10:26:40PM -0400, John R. LoVerso wrote:
> > This is a mount option issue.
> > Don't mount with posix enabled.
> Did you try that?
> FWIW, I'm not using the "posix" option to the vfat fs.  It would have
> solved my problem, but it doesn't work consisitently.  I did try it:
> 	posix	Allow two files with names that only differ in case.
> The other side effect is that the mount option makes the filesystem on
> the CF incompatible with Windows.

Did you miss the word "don't"?

> I'd really love to be able to get the filesystem to always present
> file names in a single case (upper or lower), but none of the mount
> options allow that without restricting filenames to 8.3, which is a
> far worse problem.

If there is no mount option to do case=lower the list
archives will have this patch until the filesystem group can
fix that deficiency.  It does seem curious that the two vfat
filesystems are reporting the names differently.

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