Filename case-insensitivity on OS X

Michael Anthony Maibaum mike at
Wed Jan 4 04:32:30 EST 2006

On 4 Jan 2006, at 02:50, Tom Anderson wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, Dan Sommers wrote:
>> On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 15:21:19 GMT,
>> Doug Schwarz <see at> wrote:
>>> Strictly speaking, it's not OS X, but the HFS file system that is  
>>> case
>>> insensitive.

You can choose if HFS+ behaves in a case-preserving, case-insensitive  
or case-sensitive manner. See man newfs_hfs. Case sensitive is not  
supported on the 'System' volume, but I have several external disks  
using it without a problem for do general unix-like development  



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