[openbeos] Re: USB Stack

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 19:12:39 +0200 CEST

korli@xxxxxxxx wrote:
> > It's not the FAT driver under BeOS it's FAT - Windows still use the 
> > short DOS name if it can, so if you have a name shorter than 9 
> > characters all in the same case, there is no way to say if it has 
> > been
> > lowercase or uppercase.
> > So if you copy the files on another partition, they are completely 
> > screwed. A better solution is to check them out on a NTFS 
> > partition. 
> > The best solution is to download them under BeOS directly.
> However it seems Windows FAT driver use the good case for files so 
> far, even for the ones you mention. It is unlikely that it keeps this 
info elsewhere than on the FAT32 partition; i don't know more about it 
and don't want to blame.

Windows uses lowercase for those names *visually* (you can turn off 
that feature somewhere). And since Windows file systems are case 
insensitive (but in the case of FAT not case preserving), it doesn't 
matter there at all (it only looks ugly).

> Like someone said, making or downloading a zip file is working 
> though.

If it always uses lowercase, chances are good that it'll work, but 
that's only by accident.


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