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Re: Changing a file system from case sensitive to case insensitive...

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Changing a file system from case sensitive to case insensitive...
From: "Linda A. Walsh" <xfs@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 09:47:55 -0700
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Christoph Hellwig wrote:
It's not theoretically impossible, but not implemented right now.
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        How difficult -- would it just be changing a flag
in the super, in the simple case -- i.e. with the result that
a user could lose access to any files of alternate cases?

        I know it's not what's there now, but there is a nice search
option in 'Gvim', 'smartcase', where if you use a lower case
search string, it finds strings of either case, but if you explicitly
have any letter capitalized, then it forces a case sensitive search.

        That could be a recovery mechanism for conflicts, but would
likely involve more work...

-l

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