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bug #20784: mv should be able to change filename case on case-insensitive file systems

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 14 Aug 2007 04:29:43 PM UTC
Votes:  2  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Tue 14 Aug 2007 04:29:43 PM UTC, original submission:  

On Cygwin using non-managed mounts (and presumably other operating systems when using a case-insensitive file system), it's not possible to use Coreutils mv to change the case of a filename; mv reports that they are the same file.

The underlying Cygwin rename() function does support this functionality.

Also see the thread on the Cygwin mailing list starting at <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2007-08/msg00335.html>.


$ touch foo
$ mv foo Foo
mv: `foo' and `Foo' are the same file
$ mv --version
mv (GNU coreutils) 6.9
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software.  You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of
the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by Mike Parker, David MacKenzie, and Jim Meyering.
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 jonathan-lmi 1.5.24(0.156/4/2) 2007-01-31 10:57 i686 Cygwin
$ perl -e 'rename "foo", "Foo" or die($!)'
$ ls [Ff]oo



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