samba and case switching.

William Jojo jojowil at
Tue May 16 21:06:51 GMT 2000

Gerald Carter wrote:
> 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.

Not exactly...the a filename over 8 chars will have the first capitalized
properly on the unix end, however (at least on AIX) we had files with names 8
chars or less appearing as all caps on the unix side. 

We ended up having to set:

	short preserve case = No

The exception is a file with a space in the name (not 8.3 compliant, but less
than 8 chars in this example), ie:

If short preserve case it set to no and you create a new folder with the name
"new fol", Windows and Unix will show this as "New Fol" in both places.

Create a new folder with the name "newfol" and both ends will show it as

Hope this helps...



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