Re: linux on HFS? why not HPFS instead?

Justin Dossey (
Sun, 5 May 1996 02:59:43 +0000 ( )

On Fri, 3 May 1996, Mark Lehrer wrote:

> of course, the best thing would be to finally have a standard
> non-case-sensitive file system on unix. preservation of case
> is important, but being case-sensitive when looking up a file
> is a serious time waster.

Oh, I disagree. Having the fs be sensitive (to the fault you describe) to
cases gives me double the filename possibilities. Additionally, if there
are 3 files in a directory that begin with the letter "M," and the
filesystem is not case sensitive in that way, example:

I can just type M<tab> and get the Makefile right now. The situation you
describe makes that impossible. If you don't use filename completion or
wildcards, then yes, you're wasting time--just don't blame it on the
system. Capitals exist for a reason in Linux.

Justin Dossey houston, tx usa