Google Summer of Code - Case Insensitive Filenames

Kai Blin kai.blin at
Tue Mar 25 02:26:50 CDT 2008

On Tuesday 25 March 2008 01:45:11 Cesar Izurieta wrote:

> >  Perhaps this shouldn't be an extra tool but more like a setting what to
> > do in a case like that.
> That sounds good. Maybe doing something like what windows does to long
> file names when looking those files in a console, for example
> "C:\Program Files" gets converted to "C:\Progra~1", we could apply the
> same logic, have the first file "A.txt" and the second "a~1.txt". What
> do you think?

Well, that's probably an option. But I wouldn't even mind a mode that simply 
deletes one of A.txt or a.txt on mounting. If we start using a file system 
like that for ~/.wine/drive_c and people want to screw around in that 
directory manually, we can expect them to know what they're doing.

Kai Blin
WorldForge developer
Wine developer
Samba team member
Will code for cotton.
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