Lower case/upper case problems

Ian Cooper ian at WPI.EDU
Fri Oct 12 05:33:02 GMT 2001

It is an option in the windows NT explorer.  Go to tools -> folder options
or something like that and check "allow uppercase filenames".  One of
those windows bugs :)

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Ayson, Alison {Info~Palo Alto} wrote:

> Ok..this seems like it shouldn't be that hard to figure out but I'm confused
> anyway.
> How can I make sure that whatever case a file is created with is what's
> shown in NT explorer?
> Let me explain:
> If I create a file in all uppercase on my unix file system (which is also a
> samba share) it shows up as a mixed case file within NT explorer, with only
> first letter capitalized.   (Normally I would never create an all uppercase
> file on a unix file system anyway...but it's not my application that's
> wanting to use all uppercase. Don't ask...).
> So I create the file "TEST.TXT" on Unix.  On Unix I execute an "ls" command
> to verify that this file was created with all uppercase letters.  I then go
> to NT explorer and browse this file.  It shows up as "Test.txt".  However if
> I create an all uppercase file on this share from NT Explorer (using
> "File-->New-->Text File"), it remains all upper case both on NT explorer and
> on unix.
> I know this must have something to do with "preserve case" or "mangeled
> case" or "short perserve case"  or "WHATEVER case".  But for the life of me
> I can't figure out which option controls this.
> Please help!  Thanks.....
>   -- Alison Ayson
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Ian Cooper
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