Feature request: case insensitivity
ejt at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Feb 17 05:58:25 GMT 2004
I sync files to a memory stick fairly frequently. The memory stick
uses a basic FAT format, which kills case. What's more, on some
platforms (Windows), the drivers make all filenames uppercase, whereas
on others (linux, mac) all the filenames are lowercase.
So I currently have a script which will go through the source
directory, rename all of the files to all upper or all lower case, and
then run rsync. Otherwise, rsync will try to copy some files every
time, even though they haven't changed. (for obvious reasons - it
thinks the filenames don't match)
It would make my life, scripts, and portability much easier if there
was an option for rsync to treat files with the same name, ignoring
case, to be treated as a filename match.
This seems like something that would be useful for the several other
platforms which do store case, but ignore it for OS file matches.
(I did look around for any other references to this idea before I
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