Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th May 2009 19:17 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ask OSNews is apparently quite popular among you guys; the questions just keep on coming in. Since David took on the first two, we decided to let me handle this one - it's an area I've personally covered before on OSNews: file system layouts. One of our readers, a Linux veteran, studied the GoboLinux effort to introduce a new filesystem layout, and wondered: "Why not adopt the more sensible file system from GoboLinux as the new LSB standard?"
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RE[9]: With more casual users...
by Carrot007 on Fri 29th May 2009 11:20 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: With more casual users..."
Carrot007
Member since:
2008-02-04

Because they look nice.

The file system would be better off case insensitive.

That way the directories could be capitalised and you can just refer to them in lower case in the shell and all the sane people are happy.

(What I am saying i that I see no good reason for case sensitivity in the file system, and in fact many reasons for case insensitivity)

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asmoore82 Member since:
2009-03-11

The file system would be better off case insensitive.

That way the directories could be capitalised

WOW. Just Wow.


(What I am saying i that I see no good reason for case sensitivity in the file system, and in fact many reasons for case insensitivity)


So you would be perfectly happy if every file switched
to ALL CAPS every time your rebooted your computer?

So you would prefer that developers waste time working on
the best possible way to fake it?
Even though we already have it now for real??

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