Samba/Windows Case Sensitivity

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Wed Oct 11 19:59:05 GMT 2000

Jay Thompson wrote:
> For brevity, I won't include much detail in the following question about
> samba/windows case sensitivity. I'm assuming that someone out there
> has spent significant time working with this issue and knows what I'm
> dealing with before I even explain it.
> If I create two files on the UNIX file system, "MYFILE" and "myfile".
> Windows shows me both of them, and I can work with either of them
> in some cases, but windows can "get confused" about which file it's
> working with.
> Per the samba FAQ, I have my global settings in smb.conf set as
>         short preserve case = yes
>         preserve case = yes
> Even still, it is not safe to work with UNIX-stored 
> files whose only filename difference is the case of 
> the characters used in the filename.

See 'mangle case' option in smb.conf(5) man page.

Cheers, jerry
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