• Does Case Matter?

    From Fat Rastus@46:1/107 to All on Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:31:49
    Hello Again,

    In reguard the text files (newletter.txt, sysletter.txt, etc) used by Mystic (Linux) does case matter? I haven't noticed any issues, but it's nice to know
    these things.

    I'm a lower-case kind of guy.. goes along with the lower-class social status I have worked so hard to maintain in life!

    Fat Rastus
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  • From g00r00@46:1/127 to Fat Rastus on Thursday, July 14, 2016 14:08:45
    In reguard the text files (newletter.txt, sysletter.txt, etc) used by Mystic (Linux) does case matter? I haven't noticed any issues, but it's nice to know these things.

    Yes. For all filenames Mystic uses lower cased in case sensitive file
    systems.

    There are some very few places where case doesn't matter for compatibility reasons. Off the top of my head some of them are:

    FILE_ID.DIZ importing
    QWK and REP processing
    Duplicate file scans

    For all other places, case matters on case sensitive file systems.

    The only exception to this rule that I can think of is in the case of DOS drop files. Mystic will create them in all uppercase, ie "DOOR.SYS", "CHAIN.TXT". I don't remember why but I think it was because of some issue with DOSEMU back in the 90s.

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