[OS X TeX] OT: bogus Snow Leopard file over-writing warning

Herbert Schulz 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.
> William


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?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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