With NTFS you can enable or disable case sensitivity. Is there a way to do it with ext4 in Linux?

  • I don't know too much about NTFS, but you can't do that with ext4, there is no known driver for that. Your question seems to be X-Y. – 炸鱼薯条德里克 Dec 13 '18 at 4:46
  • this would cause random breakages (as seen on macOS which stuck case sensitive unix conventions onto the case insensitive HFS) as some software will have a Makefile but build a temporary makefile, or so forth – thrig Dec 13 '18 at 16:03

There are patches currently under development to implement case insensitivity for ext4, but they are facing some headwind from Linus, so it isn't clear if/when they will land.

https://lwn.net/Articles/762826/ https://marc.info/?l=linux-ext4&m=154430575726827&w=2


Nope. Under linux you can do that to fat,vfat,hpfs,ntfs and to iso9660 w/ rockridge extensions. All linux (unix) native file systems I know are case-sensitive.

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