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Old 02-23-2013, 02:33 AM   #1
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Makefile case sensitive

I am writing a make file to build files. Inside makefile, i mentioned file names in lower case. While the actual files on system are in Uppercase.

While executing makefile, i get error for different file names.

Is it possible to make makefile case insensitive and execute it.
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Hope you know that files in Unix are case-sensitive. So first thing is, why did you mention filenames in lower case when they are originally in Upper or mixed cases?

Anyway, you can translate lower with upper and vice-versa (but I will do it for whole file).
~$ cat makefile | tr '[[:upper:]]' '[[:lower:]]'
If you want to for only some part of the file, then share that snippet.
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My friend's name is John. Whenever I call him Fed, he thinks I'm talking to someone else. How can I make him respond when I call him by some other name?

The Linux filesystem is case-sensitive. Nothing you do in the Makefile will get you around that. It is a Good Thing(TM). Embrace it.

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Pick a naming convention and stick with it
FileOne.cpp ( what i use)
file_one.cpp( not recommended the "_" can be hard to read)

now some serves ( as in a mainframe ) use only UPPERCASE file names


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