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Old 12-28-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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mkisofs saves/restores in caps?

The man page for mkisofs with my Slackware 13.37 states "all filenames are restricted to upper case letters". Does this mean it cannot see files/directories in subcase? OR sees and converts them?
If so, how can I extract these now upper case files, for restoration, to the subcase directly? OR can I?
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The filename referred to in the mkisofs man page is the name of the .iso and not the contents of the .iso. The iso9660 standard requires uppercase in .iso filenames.

If you want lowercase letters in the name of the .iso, you need to install growisofs and use the -allow-lowercase option. The growisofs man page also says this:
This options allows lowercase characters to appear in ISO9660 filenames. This violates the ISO9660 standard, but it happens to work on some systems. Use with caution.
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mkisofs saves/restores in caps?

Whew! Thanks very appreciated.


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