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Is there a way to format and use a partition under Linux which is case-insensitive?

I know of vfat, but was hoping I could find some alternatives. Any suggestions?

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JFS with Option -O:

http://linux.die.net/man/8/mkfs.jfs

CIOPFS (case insensitive on purpose file system):

http://www.brain-dump.org/projects/ciopfs/

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You can create case insensitive filesystems with ZFS:

# zfs create -o casesensitivity=insensitive filesystem
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ZFS is distributed with Sun CDDL license, which is incompatible with GPL license used by Linux Kernel. So, ZFS cannot be (legally) used with Linux. The only option is to use ZFS with filesystem in userspace (zfs-fuse). –  Vinay May 31 '11 at 8:51
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ZFS on fuse is quite usable. I'm sharing pools between ubuntu and Solaris with no issues. There are also native ZFS projects: zfsonlinux.org github.com/zfs-linux –  jlliagre May 31 '11 at 12:56
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