File name lengths and case

John D. Blair jdblair at
Wed Apr 22 13:06:44 GMT 1998

Ron Kreymborg wrote:
> I guess this is probably the most asked question by everyone looking at
> Samba for the first time: Does samba handle unix/win95 long file names and
> is it case sensitive?

Yes and no.  It can display this behavior if you want it to.  By default
it handles long file names, but is not case sensitive.  Read the "NAME
MANGLING" section of the smb.conf man page for details.


John D. Blair          (sys|net)admin, the university computer center
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