A little help from Mac and Linux users

Discussion in 'General Web Coding' started by skypanther, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. skypanther

    skypanther Exalted Code Master!

    I need a little help from a couple of folks running case-sensitive operating systems, such as Linux and OS-X.

    Could you look at these two files:

    http://skypanther.com/temp/casetest.zip
    http://skypanther.com/temp/casetest.gz

    and tell me what you see inside?

    You should see one file (test.txt) and two folders (testdirectory and TESTdirectory, each with a file inside). In the gz file, all that will be within a casetest folder.

    These files were created with a php script on one of the linux servers here. On my Windows system, the resulting archives have just one folder (testdirectory) containing both of the test files. On a friend's Mac, there are separate folders.

    It seems that what you see inside these archives depends on the case-sensitivity of your client operating system. I'm trying to confirm that.

    Thanks,
    Tim
  2. ChrisLKirby

    ChrisLKirby Guppy

    i am on a mac. both files downloaded and extracted fine. each archive has a blank text file and two folders inside (testdirectory) and (TESTDirectory.1)

    hope this helps
  3. skypanther

    skypanther Exalted Code Master!

    Thank you! Yes, that does help. It confirms that what you see inside a zip or gz archive depends on your client OS not on the OS of the system that created the file. It makes sense in a weird way but I wish it worked otherwise.

    Thanks,
    Tim

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