SMBcreate under Samba lower-cases names, it seems

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Thu Sep 24 05:01:30 GMT 1998

During testing of my recent changes to clitar, I tested against Samba.

I used smbclient to create a tar file, and then restored it to a Samba server.

All uppercase characters in file names were case folded to lowercase
characters when the file was created with SMBcreat calls.

Is this the correct behaviour?  I would have hoped that the case would be
preserved on an OS that could do that.

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