Nelson's log

case insensitive filenames on Macs

What clown decided to make a Unix with case insensitive filenames? Oh, Apple, that’s who. I mean seriously? It’s tripped me up twice in the last day. To be fair there is an option to make a case-sensitive filesystem on Macs, but so much application software breaks if you do that it’s not a viable option.

I happen to think case-insensitive systems are generally better for humans to use than case sensitive. But Unix file systems have been case sensitive for over 40 years. Grawr.