[cvsnt] Re: Linux/Win32 client's and Win2k server

Anthony Williams anthwil at nortelnetworks.com
Fri Aug 30 16:38:33 BST 2002

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tmh at nothing-on.tv (Tony Hoyle) writes:
> It's not a good idea to have the same name with different case.  Win32
> clients will treat these as the same file. and Unix clients will treat
> them as different.  The server is similar - the NT server will treat
> them as the same file and the Unix server will treat them as
> different.  So you get confusion in any kind of mixed environment.

Would it be possible to modify the CVSNT server to use
FILE_FLAG_POSIX_SEMANTICS when opening files, to preserve case? Obviously,
this only works on NTFS partitions, but it would allow for the scenario where
the clients are all UNIX, and they were used to UNIX servers that supported

It would make it tricky to back up the repository, though, as any
non-POSIX-aware applications would get confused by "duplicate" names.


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