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    Use a "Filesystem-wrapper" to access a ext in a case-insensitive way

    Hey there,

    is there any possibility (like a "filesystem-wrapper") to use ext in an case-insensitive way?

    I'd like to try linux/ubuntu, but when I first tried years ago this was one of the biggest "disadvantages" i noticed and return to win 7.

    Since I dont like win 8, I think about giving a second chance to linux.

    I DON'T want to start a discussion about case-sensitivity beeing a good or a bad thing. I want to type a Filename the way I like (with some letter upper case) but be able to access them quickly using lower case and auto-completion.
    If you think case-sensitivity is better - I don't care. In my eyes it produces a) a bad usability or b) ugly filenames.

    If linux is so great and configureable and so on, this should not be a very tough "fix", right?

    PS: Sure, I can use FAT32 - but that is not realy a solution.

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    Re: Use a "Filesystem-wrapper" to access a ext in a case-insensitive way

    case sensitiveness one of the biggest disadvantages? you sure are picky

    if you are talking about using terminal, then look at shopt -s nocaseglob and shopt -s nocasematch supported by bash.
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    Re: Use a "Filesystem-wrapper" to access a ext in a case-insensitive way

    well, I'm not "only" talking about the terminal, but every application

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    Re: Use a "Filesystem-wrapper" to access a ext in a case-insensitive way

    I recommend using Dosbox...
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    Re: Use a "Filesystem-wrapper" to access a ext in a case-insensitive way

    afaik DosBox is for Dos-based Software. I doubt usual linux tools can be run there - or am I wrong?!

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    Re: Use a "Filesystem-wrapper" to access a ext in a case-insensitive way

    Quote Originally Posted by dfgdfgdfghfj View Post
    afaik DosBox is for Dos-based Software. I doubt usual linux tools can be run there - or am I wrong?!
    You're right, it only runs DOS apps, but clearly it gives you the across-all-applications-case-insensitives that you desire that's causing you to "return to Win 7" every time...

    BTW how exactly do you enable this across-all-applications-case-insensitives in WIn 7?
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    Re: Use a "Filesystem-wrapper" to access a ext in a case-insensitive way

    you don't, it's a 'feature' of win32
    ntfs is case-sensitive but the windows itself not so much.
    http://superuser.com/questions/36405...case-sensitive
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