samba and case switching.

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Tue May 16 21:01:41 GMT 2000

awesome-dave1 at wrote:
> Hello,
>         I'm using samba 2.05a on my slackware linux box and have just noticed
> something very weird. When I copy a file via network neighborhood in 98
> to my home directory on the linux box the file is converted to all
> uppercase. Under windows even though it isn't case sensitive the first
> letter of each word is capitalized, but when I look at the files under
> linux they're all in uppercase. Any ideas?
> Thanks.
> Dave.

See the preserve case and short preserve case (defaults to yes) 
parameters in the smb.conf (5) man page.  That should help.  The
initial capital in trhe file name when viewed on Win9x is 
purely cosmetic.

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