The kernel and character set encodings
Posted Feb 20, 2004 22:37 UTC (Fri) by spitzak
Parent article: The kernel and character set encodings
Could somebody explain why the case-insensitivity is so important, even
for Samba? It seems to me there cannot be too many Windows programs that
take a filename provided to it by the system and change the case before
using it. My tests show that when you double-click files in Explorer or
from the file chooser or any other way I found to select the files,
Windows gave my program the filename with the exact same case as it was
reported in the file listing.
Yes users can type in the wrong case into a shell, but aren't
command-line interfaces supposed to be "unfriendly"? Why does anybody
care if user-unfriendly interfaces work for stupid users or not?
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