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From: Stewart, Robert (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-24 16:52:57

From: bill_kempf [SMTP:williamkempf_at_[hidden]]
> --- In boost_at_y..., "Stewart, Robert" <stewart_at_s...> wrote:
> > The view given by Windows Explorer is different; it always shows
> directory
> > names with a leading capital and the rest lower case, unless the
> filename
> > was expressly set with a specific case that forces a "long"
> filename version
> > to be stored (such "long" names needn't be longer than 8.3). IOW,
> Windows
> > Explorer shows 8.3 directory names with a leading cap and shows
> those with a
> > long name entry using that long name.
> Not true. Explorer displays the "long file name", which may have any
> case. There's no requirement that the first letter be capitalized,
> and in fact most of my own files aren't named that way and appear
> with lowercase letters on my system.
> I believe there is a registry setting that causes explorer to init-
> cap file names when you first create them (and this may even be the
> default?), but you can always go back and change the case later even
> with this setting.

I do remember something about a registry setting controlling that stuff, but
it seemed to me it had to do with how to display names that don't have a
corresponding long filename. You may know better than I.

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