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Best disk format for Aperture volumes

2662 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2012 11:54 AM by léonie RSS
  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    Mar 28, 2012 7:09 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    And it is only an issue if you have files *in the same folder* with names that might be confused by case.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Mar 28, 2012 7:17 PM (in response to Keith Barkley)

    ??

  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    Mar 29, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    For example, if you have the file pandora and Pandora in different folders, the case insensitive OS still sees them as two separate files. I think what LeonieDF is doing is transferring files to his new computer. In that case, if he moves Pandora and pandora from a case insensitive linux server to the same folder on a case insensitve one, one or the other might be overwritten.

     

    Man, this is confusing, isn't it!

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Mar 29, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to Keith Barkley)

    For example, if you have the file pandora and Pandora in different folders, the case insensitive OS still sees them as two separate files.

    Right two seperate file but with the same name.

     

    Man, this is confusing, isn't it!

    Right why it is best to keep the system Case Insensitive unless there is an overwhelming reason not to.

     

    And if you must go case sensitive either make all disks that or else segregate out the case sensitive disks and use those exclusively for whatever project made you set them up that way in the first place.

     

    Copying from one to the other will make your life miserable,

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Mar 29, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to léonie)

    Be careful here I might just side with your husband on this

     

    OK matrimonial peace is an overwhelming reason. Of course they do say that mixed marriages are difficult.

     

    What you might do and this is just off the top of my head is set up one disk as case sensitive and use that as a staging area. Have the files you copy from the Unix box to to this drive. Write a script (Perl or ruby would be good for this) to go through the files and make sure there are no duplicate names if there are then rename them in some way.

     

    Once that is done you'll be sure you have all the files with unique case insensitive names and you can then feel safe using them in the rest of the OS X system.

     

    Or just make all the OS X disk case sensitive. Its the mix of both that is the major killer.

     

     

    Or just bring *nix up on the Mac!

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