"case sensitive" parameter - was Re: Any help would be greatly appreciated...

John E. Malmberg wb8tyw at qsl.net
Thu Aug 15 15:38:07 GMT 2002

Tim Potter wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 12:29:32AM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> Can't we get rid of the case sensitive option?.  It just seems to cause 
> people lots of uncessary pain.

Strangely enough, having "case_sensitive = yes", makes SAMBA more 
responsive for case insensitive file systems.

It probably would be better to have SAMBA allow the VFS level to do the 
file name matching, so that it can be taylored to the file system.

The OpenVMS file api that is eventually called by readdir() accepts a 
wildcard mask.

So if a vfs_wild_reeaddir() existed, it would do the wildcard matching 
and the wildcard file lookup could be optimized to the file system.

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