QtFile file manager - case conversion?

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1/11/2010 6:58:11 PM
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QtFile file manager - case conversion?

Hi Joe and everyone, I'm just getting started with MojoPortal development, and have a test site built from the latest SVN source. My webmaster reported that she really likes the QtFile file manager, but it's converting her uploaded file names to all lower case. Is this case conversion planned to be left in the next release version? If so, will there be a setting we can use to change that behavior to preserve filename case, matching the "alternate" file manager?

If there are important reasons for using lower case filanames for images and other files, I'd be open to hear them. It would certainly be best to get all this worked out in our pilot program phase.

Thanks!

1/12/2010 5:30:15 AM
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Re: QtFile file manager - case conversion?

Hi Jamie,

It is a configuration option, if you want to allow mixed case files and folders, you can add this to your user.config file:

<add key="ForceLowerCaseForFolderCreation" value="false" />
<add key="ForceLowerCaseForUploadedFiles" value="false" />

The reason we force lower case by default is because mojoPortal can run on Linux. On Windows urls are not case sensitive because the file system is not case sensitive, but on Linux both the file system and urls are case sensitive so one mistake in capitalization can cause a broken url and forcing lower case ensures a convention that will prevent that.

If you are 100% sure you will never move your mojoPortal site to Linux or host the files on a Linux server it is fine to allow mixed case.

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Joe

1/12/2010 9:36:43 AM
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Re: QtFile file manager - case conversion?

Thanks Joe, that's just what I needed.

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