Why Linux is not case sensitive?

Is Linux case sensitive commands?

Linux/Unix commands are case-sensitive. The terminal can be used to accomplish all Administrative tasks. This includes package installation, file manipulation, and user management. Linux terminal is user-interactive.

Does Linux care about case?

Most Linux file systems are case sensitive, so many projects assume file names are case sensitive, and may behave surprisingly if the underlying file system is case insensitive.

Are file paths case sensitive?

Yes. Windows (local) file systems, including NTFS, as well as FAT and variants, are case insensitive (normally).

How do I change directory to case-insensitive?

How to disable case sensitivity support on Windows 10

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select Run as administrator.
  3. Type the following command to disable NTFS to treat the folder’s content as case sensitive and press Enter: fsutil.exe file SetCaseSensitiveInfo C:\\folder\\path disable.

Are Windows case-sensitive?

By default Windows processes treat the file system as case-insensitive. As such they do not differentiate between files or folders based on case. For example, filenames FILE. When enabled, all Windows processes will respect the case sensitivity of the folder and its files, so they view FILE.

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