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Re: weird bash and vfat behaviour


From: William Park
Subject: Re: weird bash and vfat behaviour
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 01:40:16 -0500
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On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 09:29:37PM +0000, Larry O'Neill wrote:
> Hi,
>       I have a problem that's driving me mad. I have a number of files
> on a USB mass storage device, with vfat as its fstype. when I "ls -l"
> the things, my directory "COMP4015" comes up as "comp4015"
>       I created a directory of the same name in my ~/ and it came up
> grand under ls -l so I copied the contents into it. mv it to the USB
> device again, and suddenly it's lowercase again! If I call it Comp4015
> it's fine, as is COmp4015 and COMp4015, but when it's all capitals, it
> displays it as lowercase. It displays fine on my windows box...  Is
> this a bash problem? Is it something else altogether?

It is 'vfat' issue.  Try few mounting options.  man mount.

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