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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: "Torsten Bögershausen" <>
Cc: Mark Amery <>,
Subject: Re: Bug: Changing folder case with `git mv` crashes on case-insensitive file system
Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 09:23:05 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqtuni58ra.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210504151954.aczbvml4rh7t2svc@tb-raspi4> ("Torsten Bögershausen"'s message of "Tue, 4 May 2021 17:19:54 +0200")

Torsten Bögershausen <> writes:

> To my undestanding we try to rename
> foo/ into FOO/.
> But because FOO/ already "exists" as directory,
> Git tries to move foo/ into FOO/foo, which fails.
> And no, the problem is probably not restricted to MacOs,
> Windows and all case-insenstive file systems should show
> the same, but I haven't tested yet, so it's more a suspicion.
> The following diff allows to move foo/ into FOO/
> If someone wants to make a patch out if, that would be good.

Is strcasecmp() sufficient for macOS whose filesystem has not just
case insensitivity but UTF-8 normalization issues?

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-05  0:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-03 17:25 Bug: Changing folder case with `git mv` crashes on case-insensitive file system Mark Amery
2021-05-03 22:58 ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-04  3:46   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-04 11:20     ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-05 13:51       ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-05-06  0:38         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-04 15:19 ` Torsten Bögershausen
2021-05-05  0:23   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2021-05-05  2:12     ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-06  4:34     ` Torsten Bögershausen
2021-05-06  9:12       ` Mark Amery
2021-05-06 13:11         ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-06 14:53         ` Torsten Bögershausen
2021-05-06 21:03         ` Junio C Hamano

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