Re: linux on HFS? why not HPFS instead?

Matthias Urlichs (
Wed, 8 May 1996 06:55:37 +0200 (MET DST)


Mike Castle wrote:
>> Unfortunately, you cannot create a case sensitive HFS file system. H=
FS is
>> specified to be case preserving. A Macintosh would have a severe cas=
e of
>> indigestion if you fed it with a directory in which you have created=
>> "Makefile" and "makefile".
>Can a MAC be used as an NFS server? If so, how do the servers do
>name mangling then?
I'm not aware of one. Presumably they would encode uppercase letters
somehow, or mangle the names entirely and use a "shadow directory" file=
(That method might be needed anyway, as Mac names may not be longer tha=
n 31
characters. I don't know if NFS can live with that limitation.)

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