Comparing filenames based on case sensitive filepaths

Mike Bonner bonnmike at
Wed Mar 9 09:17:15 EST 2011

If I understand what you mean, this might work

set the defualtfolder to justAbovethedirectoryToBeChecked
get shell(ls myTest |grep `ls -d myTest` -) --myTest is the folder name and
the filename
if it is empty then
answer information "They differ"
answer information "They match"
end if

I don't have a mac to test on, and so don't know if  ls is case sensitive on
mac. Even if it isn't, I THINK it will work since it should return the
actual case of the file and folder names at which point, grep is case
sensitive so should work fine.

On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 11:11 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at>wrote:

> On 3/8/11 10:44 PM, Terry Judd wrote:
>> It's because of a weird glitch on OSX 10.5. If you have an old-style (non
>> bundle) Mac app that is named the same (case sensitive) as its parent
>> folder
>> then you cant launch it other than by double-clicking its icon (shell,
>> Livecode and Applescript launch methods all fail). Change the case of one
>> character in either the folder or the filename and you can launch it any
>> old
>> way.
> That's just bizarre. I'm surprised you could isolate it. Your sleuthing
> techniques are pretty good.
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