[Bug 10448] New: Please include the --ignore-case patch by default

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Fri Feb 14 15:20:05 MST 2014


           Summary: Please include the --ignore-case patch by default
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.1.0
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P5
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at samba.org
        ReportedBy: me at haravikk.com
         QAContact: rsync-qa at samba.org

I'm not sure why --ignore-case isn't provided as a standard flag for current
versions of rsync, but I think it should be included as it's incredibly useful,
especially since Windows and OS X systems both default to case insensitive
while Linux tends to have case-insensitive file systems a lot more often, plus
it's possible for all free to to have any combination of sensitivity and
insensitivity which can be a nightmare to manage properly.

Anyway, I'd like to recommend that --ignore-case be provided by default in a
future release. I'd even go a step further and recommend providing a soft-error
if rsync detects that it is syncing from a case sensitive system to a
case-insensitive one or vice-versa so that users are warned of any potential
issues with files or even directories that may end being overwritten, or copied
again and again.

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