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Vectorbie Station => Vectorbie Questions => Topic started by: haywire on August 03, 2010, 08:51:46 am

Title: Linux file system questions...
Post by: haywire on August 03, 2010, 08:51:46 am
Can someone please explain to me...

In dos case does not matter. Not sure, but I don't think case matters in windows either. Folders and files are listed alphabetically.

In linux, its confusing. Does linux list #'s and symbols first, then upper case then lower case?

I'd be happy to make everything uppercase to prevent the confusion I sometimes feeling trying to find a folder or icon.
I just want to make sure I understand exactly the oder in which it lists files/folders before trying to organize some of the mess I made.

Thank you all for your kind assistance and for everyone who has helped me continually learn more.

Steven
Title: Re: Linux file system questions...
Post by: M0E-lnx on August 03, 2010, 09:10:28 am
That depends. The `ls` command in linux is very flexible, see
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man ls for all available arguments
Title: Re: Linux file system questions...
Post by: sledgehammer on August 03, 2010, 10:15:37 pm
I think the reason linux is so case sensitive is that it increases options.  But I agree that it is sometimes confusing to have to scroll through the capitalized files before finding a lower case file.  You sort of just get used to it.  I think speed may be another reason. One thing is that Thunar and 4pane, in my opinion, seem to do a better job with this issue than does the faster pcmanfm. Nonetheless, I generally use pcmanfm for its speed.
Title: Re: Linux file system questions...
Post by: retired1af on August 03, 2010, 10:27:11 pm
Each character has its own ASCII code which Linux translates literally. While it can be a pain in the backside, it opens up a lot more options when dealing with commands and file names.
Title: Re: Linux file system questions...
Post by: nightflier on August 04, 2010, 05:12:12 am
KDE's Konqueror disregards the case when sorting files/folders, that may be an option in other file managers as well.

DOS/Windows is case insensitive.