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Re: Detecting case sensitivity
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:16:02 -0400
- Subject: Re: Detecting case sensitivity
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On 10/19/2016 7:10 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Sep 20 18:03, Ken Brown wrote:
I found an old discussion
(https://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2007-08/msg00594.html) about the
possibility of adding a _PC_CASE_INSENSITIVE flag to pathconf. Has anyone
thought further about this? I would find this useful for emacs[*].
I've taken a quick look at the pathconf code, and it looks like it wouldn't
be difficult to add this. I could try to provide a patch if the powers that
be would be receptive.
/me marks herself as being receptive
Should the getconf utility be patched to support the new
_PC_CASE_INSENSITIVE flag? I'm asking because getconf doesn't currently
support the Cygwin-only flags _PC_POSIX_PERMISSIONS and
_PC_POSIX_SECURITY. This seems to contradict the documentation at
"...getconf serves as a wrapper for the pathconf function, supporting
the symbolic constants defined in the unistd.h header, without the _PC_
If the omission of _PC_POSIX_PERMISSIONS and _PC_POSIX_SECURITY was just
an oversight, I can add support for them along with my patch.
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