File Manager: Case Sensitivity in File and Folder Names
Case Sensitivity in File and Folder Names
File and folder names in this online course system are case insensitive. This means that lowercase and uppercase letters in file names and folders are not recognized as unique. For example, if you create a file named syllabus.html and another file named SYLLABUS.html in the same folder, these two files are recognized as the same file, causing a naming conflict.
This also means that paths used for linking files do not need to match the actual case of the folder names and file name in the path. For example, the paths in the following links reference the same location and file:
<a href="folder/syllabus.html">Syllabus</a><a href="FOLDER/SYLLABUS.html">Syllabus</a>
IMPORTANT: Case sensitivity varies across operating systems. For example, the Windows® operating system is case insensitive, but the UNIX® operating system is case sensitive. Case inconsistencies in the online course or in the Windows operating system will not cause broken paths, but if files are moved to a case-sensitive system, this may cause errors. We recommend that you use lowercase or uppercase consistently so you can avoid these errors.