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Old 26th January 2006, 12:58 PM
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Question case sensitivity

Obviously fedora is case sensitive by default. I have done some research trying to find a good reason for why case sensitivity exists in *nix. The most apparent is that C was written for UNIX and since C is case sensitive, *nix is as well. Another reason, is that when *nix and C were still young, the amount of overhead necessary to distinguish between 'A' and 'a' on the ASCII table was significant enough keep it case sensitive. Both of these reasons seem valid and logical, for their place in time. However, I have yet to be able to come up with a strong argument for using a case sensitive file system in a modern OS. If anyone can give valid reasons, I would be interested in hearing. Which leads to the question, can fedora easily be set to a case insensitive file system?
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Old 26th January 2006, 03:03 PM
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no, it's a feature you will have to live with
guess it's "old habits die hard" and backward-compatibilty or somethinig


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