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Powerbook G5
Oct 24, 2003, 01:26 AM
I remember hearing that Panther was going to have the option to format in either case sensitive or case insensitive HFS+ but I haven't heard anything else on the subject, so I decided to browse the Unix and advanced features PDFs from Apple's website and they list HFS+ in Panther as just case insensitive. Did Apple take case sensitive out of the HFS+ formatting or is it still an option?

Oct 24, 2003, 03:00 AM
I believe it is only available in the Server version of Panther. From the "File System Journaling" Technology Brief (PDF) (http://a1504.g.akamai.net/7/1504/51/d7a149ac8d3abf/www.apple.com/server/pdfs/L31756A_FileJournal_TB_final.pdf):

Mac OS X Server v10.3 now offers an optional case-sensitive file system format for HFS+, allowing administrators to safely host files for use by UNIX applications that require case sensitivity.