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Old 09-23-2003, 06:05 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I've this "stupid" problem to fix. I've backuped some files and apps from Windows ; the problem is that during the burning all the filenames have become UPPERCASE. So now in Linux many shell scripts starter are not functional, because they search eg: Abcde and actually in the CD-burned the filename is ABCDE (btw some apps have something like 1000 files to change, so it's not so convenient to fix manually) . Is there a way to make the .login or .tcshrc case insensitive just for the time I install those apps. or ....?

Old 09-23-2003, 07:05 AM   #2
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I've seen something similar once before on my system, so here is what i noticed:

when i looked at the filesystem in windows, the files were perfectly mixed case, but linux just didn't see that.

In the end (after much cursing in between) i recompiled the kernel, and enabled more file systems, in particular the MS Joliet (whatever it's called) one which meant that Linux looked at the CD's more "open minded" ... and hey presto, the filenames were correct.

I hope that helps
Old 09-23-2003, 07:24 AM   #3
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What did you use to burn the CD? If you were using mkisofs (then cdrecord) you need to use the --allow-lowercase option, as the orignal ISO9660 standard only allows uppercase filenames so this is the default.


Old 09-23-2003, 07:29 AM   #4
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Hi ,

Thanks for the reply. The problem is I have just the burned cds and not the "original" files in hd. I have to fix all on Linux. Is there a way to make case insensitive the filesistem just for one session?



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