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Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 16:09:58 +1100 (EST)
From: Dave Horsfall <>
To: Full Disclosure <>
Subject: Re: [FD] "." (period) in file extension(s) in windows

On Tue, 2 Jan 2018, Gynvael Coldwind wrote:

> It's the same with spaces btw (see also James Forshaw's mention of this 
> in his post [1]):

That's almost as hilarious as the Mac:

     ozzie:~ dave$ date > test
     ozzie:~ dave$ cAT TeSt
     Wed Jan  3 16:03:19 AEDT 2018
     ozzie:~ dave$ ls -l Test
     -rw-r--r--  1 dave  staff  30 Jan  3 16:03 Test
     ozzie:~ dave$

Yep; case-insensitive, sort of...  Amongst other things it means that you 
can't have both "Makefile" and "makefile" (a fairly common trick) and 
completely screws up RSYNC when symlinks to CamelCase files are used (I'm 
looking at you, Perl...).

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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