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

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 15:46:08 EDT 2013


Hey, I didn't say it was a perfect answer!



On 9 September 2013 15:38, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:

> 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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