Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38310
Cannot create all uppercase files/directories on vfat filesystems
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:54 EDT
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When I try to make a directory (or a file) with an all uppercase name, like
"RPMS", instead it makes one with an all lowercase name, like "rpms". Mixed
uppercase/lowercase names work ok.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir RPMS
Actual Results: rpms
Expected Results: RPMS
This problem only occurs with 8.3 filenames. I can create a file named
"FOOBARABC" but not "FOOBARAB" (it gets "foobarab").
VFAT by default emulates Win9X behavior.
If you want case-preserving, use a parameter like this:
modprobe vfat posix
this should preserve case
Using the posix option doesn't make the problem go away. The behaviour is
exactly the same (except not being able to refer to "FoO" as "foo" anymore, of