[Samba] Re: Samba file transfer problem.

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Fri May 27 17:33:16 GMT 2005

  You accidentally wrote to the wrong list (this is the
developer discussion about code), but we do recognize the
problem.  I've redirected it...

   Windows **preserves case** but it does not **honor** case.  
As far as it's concerned, aaa aaA, aAA, AAA and so on are all
the same file, but to confuse you it remembers what case you
used when you created it and displays that back to you.

  In this case it first created aaa.txt, then overwrote it
with Aaa.txt, and shows it to you as aaa.txt.
  Fun, wow!


Vijaykumar Patwari wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm a new bee to this.  I have samba-client version 3.0.9-2.1.5. I'm 
> trying to put some files into samba shares by using `smbclient` utility.
> My current location has two files i.e "aaa.txt" and "Aaa.txt". Using 
> `smbclient` commandline utility, i'm able to put file "aaa.txt" into 
> some share properly, but when i try to put "Aaa.txt" into same share 
> location, it show status as transfer complete, but when I actually 
> browsed to that location and check for the file, it does not exists i.e 
> "Aaa.txt" file does not exists, i can see only "aaa.txt". Below is the 
> output of commandline usage,
> smb: \ss\> put aaa.txt
> putting file aaa.txt as \ss\aaa.txt (0.0 kb/s) (average 0.0 kb/s)
> smb: \ss\> put Aaa.txt
> putting file Aaa.txt as \ss\Aaa.txt (0.0 kb/s) (average 0.0 kb/s)
> smb: \ss\>
> Would like to know, if this a intended behavior ?  Or a bug ?.
> Looks to be a case-sensitive problem, any workaround Or do i need to 
> apply any patch ?
> Also Please include me in CC while reply, as I'm not a subscribed to 
> this list.
> Thanks in advance
> Vijay.
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