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Status No Plans to Implement
Workspace Domino
Categories Administration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 2, 2023

Linux case sensitivity remedy for Domino

This will improve Domino working along with Linux when locating file and item identification.

It will help to prevent issue related when locating files for processing.

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    Thomas Hampel
    Feb 8, 2023

    The linux file system is case sensitive, so this is not a Domino problem.
    For specific needs, e.g. moving from Windows to Linux, the free of charge solution mentioned by Daniel Nashed above can be used.

    There are no plans for Domino to overrule the filesystem functionality.

  • Guest
    Feb 5, 2023

    This is a complex problem existing since the first versions of Domino on all UNIX distributions. Meanwhile there are file-systems like ZFS, which allow to make the file-system case-in-sensitive.

    One of the approaches which can make sense is to have all folder names and directories to lowercase and then have all requests to lowercase.

    The dbcache will find databases case-insentive. Another approach would be to make Domino on Linux and AIX completely case sensitive.

    The main issue here is that the behavior is inconsitent and can to lead to have multiple databases which similar names. And the first one opened will win.

    My tool is free for Linux and was a commerical tool on AIX.

    I am personally not using it, because all my databases are lowercase. And also most of my customers use lowercase without umlauts for database names.

    But specially when moving from Windows to Linux this can be a big migration road blocker.

    -- Daniel Nashed