[Samba] windows xp wildcard matching in cmd.exe (search pattern is changed to uppercase when using wildcards)

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jun 13 17:13:45 GMT 2007

On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 08:37:24AM +0200, Alexander Geraldy wrote:
> Hello!
> We probably have a Samba related Windows XP problem:
> When I start the cmd.exe shell, enter a samba share and call "dir" I can 
> see (for example):
> a.java, b.java and c.JAVA
> But if I call "dir *.java", only c.JAVA is reported.
> A ethereal trace shows that Windows XP is sending "Search Pattern: 
> \server\path\<.JAVA". That means that all letters have changed to upper 
> case. The case-sensitive Samba server seems to answer correctly to this 
> wrong search pattern.
> However, if I call "dir a.java", the case is not changed and the file is 
> shown properly. So Win XP (or cmd.exe) seems to change the case to 
> uppercase if a wildcard is found
> We can't change our Samba server to work "case insensitive". Is there 
> any other way to handle or change this misbehavior?

No, the client is doing this so you'd have to request a change
from Microsoft. Without Windows source code I don't think you're
going to get much help on this.


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