Cases in Filenames
p at ulmcnett.com
Wed Feb 12 21:06:06 CST 2003
I'm running into a problem with Visual FoxPro, although I suspect other
Windows programs running under Wine suffer from similar effects.
Basically, Visual FoxPro uses a binary data format to save a lot of
information, and these are usually broken up into 2 or 3 file extensions.
The main table containing my classes
The memo table containing all the class code.
My problem is that sometimes Visual FoxPro changes the case of the file
extensions on me, so that one minute it is myclasslibrary.vct and the next
Not a big deal really, because Wine doesn't care about case. But its opened
up an interesting situation for me as I'm using CVS to maintain my updates,
and CVS does care about case. The repository may have it as *.vct, while
workstation 1 has it as *.vct but workstation 2 has it as *.VCT. If I
commit from workstation 2 *.VCT will be skipped even though *.vcx was
committed, resulting in corruption in the repository version as the vcx no
longer syncs up with the vct.
I could write some code in VFP or a script in Linux to just make all files
lowercase before committing to CVS, but was wondering if there is a setting
somewhere in Wine that I could fiddle with that would simply change the
case of all files to lower (or upper for that matter). Is this even a
problem for anyone but me / am I overlooking another much simpler
Thanks... drinking and using Wine in Hollister.
Paul McNett - p at ulmcnett.com
Hollister, California, USA
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