[cvsnt] Re: Request for testing: Case sensitive filesystem driver
tmh at nodomain.org
Fri Aug 20 19:58:25 BST 2004
John Peacock wrote:
> You should also suggest that people do this testing on a completely
> unimportant filesystem (i.e. not containing any files they intend to
> ever access again), since they could get stuck with this:
It's extremely unlikely anything I'm doing could cause something like
that.. for it to be a problem you'd need to have a corrupt filesystem to
start with (and NTFS is legendary for requiring a reformat when it
corrupts anyway - case sensitivity has nothing to do with it).
> Yes, NTFS supports case sensitive handling, but NO, there isn't anything
> in Windows that uses it, and lots of things that go out of their way to
> do it wrong.
Actually, there are almost no problems and everything works as it
should. Things like CVS need special handling becuase they manage
internal lists of files, but most apps just open/close things and have
no issues. cmd.exe and Windows Explorer handle it just fine. Even
Visual Studio works if you make a case sensitive sandbox and start
editing with it.
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