[OS X TeX] OT: bogus Snow Leopard file over-writing warning
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Aug 3 22:01:51 CEST 2011
On Aug 3, 2011, at 1:27 PM, William Adams wrote:
> Tried to copy a file from a DVD over onto a network drive.
> Got this in a dialog box:
> ``You can’t copy some of these items because their names are the same as other items on the destination volume, and that volume doesn’t distinguish between upper- and lowercase letters in filenames. Do you want to skip these items and continue copying the other items?''
> [Stop] [Skip]
> I could understand if I was dragging over multiple files --- but one? I think one can reasonably assume that a user dragging a single file will understand what they're doing.
> It's times like this that I _really_ miss NeXTstep and it's ``Unix Expert'' checkbox and the level of respect for the user which that entailed.
It is entirely possible that what looks like copying one file could actually be copying that file with a hidden file too!? And of course ``some'' could be all!? :-)
What kind of file system is being used on the network drive?
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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