[tex-live] behaviour of kpsewhich on case-insensitive mac system
Justin C. Walker
justin at me.com
Tue Sep 19 23:21:01 CEST 2017
> On Sep 19, 2017, at 00:15 , jfbu <jfbu at free.fr> wrote:
> Hi Justin
>> The “HFS+” file system on macOS/OS X can be created to be case-sensitive (at least it once was; not sure whether it still is). Did you perhaps do this in the distant past?
> Yes, it is possibly to format a hard disk with HFS+ case-sensitive file system,
> from diskutil info / I get
> File System Personality: Journaled HFS+
> Type (Bundle): hfs
> Name (User Visible): Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
> which confirms that it is the case-insensitive file system (else "Case-sensitive" would appear therein)
> I am not sure but to change that I think I would need to re-format the hard-disk and thus re-copy from a backup all files, which, as anyway this is my book-disk would be quite an adventure !
I wasn’t suggesting changing the parameters of the disk, because I believe you are right: that would entail reformatting. Not a pleasant job, especially for a boot disk :-}
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