Bug 6045 - Suggest rewording of "default case" in smb.conf(5)
Summary: Suggest rewording of "default case" in smb.conf(5)
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Docs (show other bugs)
Version: 3.2.7
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 minor
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John H Terpstra (mail address dead(
QA Contact: Samba Documentation QA Contact~
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Reported: 2009-01-16 15:15 UTC by Bryan Mason
Modified: 2017-08-24 15:34 UTC (History)
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Description Bryan Mason 2009-01-16 15:15:50 UTC
In the section of smb.conf(5) that describes the "default case"
parameter, the structure of the sentences and lack of punctuation
leaves them open to a number of interpretations.

Suggested wording for this paragraph is as follows:

    default case = upper/lower
        controls what the default case is for new filenames (ie. files
        that don´t currently exist in the filesystem). Default
        _lower_. IMPORTANT NOTE: As part of the optimizations for
        directories containing large numbers of files, the following
        special case applies.  If the options _case_sensitive_=_yes_,
        _preserve_case_=_No_, and _short_preserve_case_=_No_ are set,
        then the case of _all_ incoming client filenames, not just new
        filenames, will be modified.  See additional notes below.
Comment 1 Björn Jacke 2017-08-24 15:34:35 UTC
I see no difference to the current version of the man page. Seems to be fixed already.