We should handle case insensitive filenames

Reported by Alejandro J. Cura on 2011-07-29
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu One Client
High
Ubuntu One Client Engineering team

Bug Description

If two files in Linux have the same name but with different case (ie: Test.txt and TEST.txt), in Windows this may lead to data corruption because they will be considered as the same file in the filesystem.
We should handle this case with a name translation table or other similar solution inside SyncDaemon.

Changed in ubuntuone-client:
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu One Desktop+ team (ubuntuone-desktop+)
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubuntuone-client:
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: u1-windows
Natalia Bidart (nataliabidart) wrote :

We also have the problem that checking if a path is inside the user home, but we compare with different cases, we prevent the UDF creation.

karlwilbur (karlwilbur) wrote :

This should not change the expected behavior on a Linux system. Users that never use a Windows system, or are sharing with a Windows user, are not going to want their files moved, renamed, or modified because of Windows' inability to properly handle mixed case in file names.

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