caps on filenames in autopar?

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caps on filenames in autopar?

Postby newsraider » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:51 pm

this doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes when newsbin repairs a rar set. the repaired files will be in caps? it won't extract them because they don't match the rest of the set. so i have to rename them myself and then extract them. i can't tell when this started happening? just curious if anyone else has run across this problem?
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Postby dexter » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:59 pm

Files saved in all caps means they were incomplete on the server and Newsbin assembled whatever parts were available.
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Postby Quade » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:10 pm

What version are you running? I'd say the files are failing to repair.
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Postby newsraider » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:05 pm

im running 5.54. if i rename the files i can extract them. so it seems like autopar isn't repairing them right. couldn't tell if it was a linux related problem or what? i haven't always had this problem.
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Postby Quade » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:30 pm

Well, Linux is case dependent. Is wine case dependent? If so, you ought to set it to be case independent.
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Postby newsraider » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:41 pm

Quade wrote:Well, Linux is case dependent. Is wine case dependent? If so, you ought to set it to be case independent.


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Postby Quade » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:27 pm

Linux people have to adjust to windows, not the other way around. I like that Newsbin works under linux and will even make some changes to avoid breaking it under Linux but, windows is my target.

If there's a case problem, you'll need to fix it.
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Postby newsraider » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:11 am

Quade wrote:Linux people have to adjust to windows, not the other way around. I like that Newsbin works under linux and will even make some changes to avoid breaking it under Linux but, windows is my target.

If there's a case problem, you'll need to fix it.



uh? ok? :? who else was gonna fix it?
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Postby richy99 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:54 am

i think he is saying that the issue doesnt happen on a windows machine but only on a linux machine then it is a linux/wine issue which needs to be sorted out, there is nothing in the program to sort out
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Postby Quade » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:09 am

Exactly.
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Postby newsraider » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:37 pm

hmmm? seems like a simple "sounds like a linux/wine problem" would have been more to the point.

i never asked anyone to modify newsbin for linux users or to fix it for me? i just don't see how the comments were related to this thread?
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Postby Quade » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:41 pm

I suggested case independent wine and you made a face. I was expecting you to contribute something like "It's not possible to make wine case independent" or "Ok, it's just a setting change".

We don't know if it's a wine issue. The ball is in your court.
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Postby newsraider » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:10 am

Quade wrote:I suggested case independent wine and you made a face. I was expecting you to contribute something like "It's not possible to make wine case independent" or "Ok, it's just a setting change".

We don't know if it's a wine issue. The ball is in your court.


what is a case independent wine? i made a face because i didn't know what you were talking about?
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Postby richy99 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:21 am

case dependant is upper and lower casee linux will see Linux and linux as 2 different files, im sure you are aware of this

this is why quade said you need to check to see if wine is the same or not
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Postby Quade » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:35 am

what is a case independent wine? i made a face because i didn't know what you were talking about?


So, why didn't you say so? In windows, "TEST.TXT" and "test.txt" are the same filename. Under linux, they're two different filename so, windows file systems are "caseless" and linux is "case dependent". Your original problem seemed to be that uppercase filenames were causing you problems. In windows uppercase/lowercase filenames are just cosmetic. In Linux, if you try to open an uppercase filename as lower case, it won't work.


So, what I was wondering is whether wine is case dependent or not and it if is, whether you can turn that on and off. I know nothing about wine so, I'm just throwing that out there for you to think about and research.

When you do something oddball like Linux and Wine, I assume, perhaps incorrectly, that you're the expert in that area and I treat you that way.
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Postby newsraider » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:54 pm

well i knew linux you need to be all lower or uppper case for a command to work. since i haven't used windows for years now i assumed it was like this in windows also. just didn't even think about that.

i dont think you can change this in wine. just using google to search around i only get this thread
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i'll try a few things and see what i come up with. i just never had this problem before in newsbin with linux?

thanks for clearing up the filename issue.
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Postby Quade » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:08 pm

If you had an NTFS partition mounted under Linux and you used this for your wine and Newsbin data files. I suspect this would make wine "Case independent". Wine apparently can use any file system but, depends on the underlying file system for behaviors.
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