[kwlug-disc] cd case insensitive? (NOT autocompletion)

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Sep 9 15:38:56 EDT 2013


On 13-09-09 03:25 PM, William Park wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 02:53:02PM -0400, unsolicited wrote:
>> How do I make filename/directory matching case insensitive?
>>
>> Note, I am NOT talking about autocompletion. No tab pressing involved here.
>>
>> If I have directory /Data/Me, how do I make 'cd /data/me<enter>' do
>> the expected?
> 
> Short answer: you can't.
> 
> Long answer: you have to write a script that will convert the cases for
>     both your command argument and target directory name, and do the
>     match.  For "vfat" and the likes, there is mount option that will
>     convert the case automatically.
> 

And you have to find a way work with duplicates, eg. what happens where
there is both a "/Data/Me" and a "/data/me" in filesystem?

--Bob.

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