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Distribution: Red Hat - 6.2,7.3,9.0,FC3,FC4, FC5, Debian-3.1, Ubuntu 7x,8x,10x, DSL
Use the manual, gents!
3 years later, but for reference:
use this command on Linux:
Then scroll down to the vfat options:
Mount options for vfat
First of all, the mount options for fat are recognized. The dotsOK option is explicitly killed by vfat. Further‐
more, there are
Translate unhandled Unicode characters to special escaped sequences. This lets you backup and restore file‐
names that are created with any Unicode characters. Without this option, a '?' is used when no translation
is possible. The escape character is ':' because it is otherwise illegal on the vfat filesystem. The escape
sequence that gets used, where u is the unicode character, is: ':', (u & 0x3f), ((u>>6) & 0x3f), (u>>12).
posix Allow two files with names that only differ in case. This option is obsolete.
First try to make a short name without sequence number, before trying name~num.ext.
utf8 UTF8 is the filesystem safe 8-bit encoding of Unicode that is used by the console. It can be be enabled for
the filesystem with this option or disabled with utf8=0, utf8=no or utf8=false. If `uni_xlate' gets set,
UTF8 gets disabled.
Defines the behaviour for creation and display of filenames which fit into 8.3 characters. If a long name
for a file exists, it will always be preferred display. There are four modes: :
lower Force the short name to lower case upon display; store a long name when the short name is not all
upper case. This mode is the default.
win95 Force the short name to upper case upon display; store a long name when the short name is not all
winnt Display the shortname as is; store a long name when the short name is not all lower case or all upper
mixed Display the short name as is; store a long name when the short name is not all upper case.
Fat12, Fat16, Fat32 all support case-sensitive names. It's just a text field.