View Full Version : Struggling with Case Sensitivity

05-04-2008, 02:00 PM
Hey guys/girls,
I need to search a folder for other folders containing a certain word, the word is the same everytime, but CAN (but shouldn't) change case, which is a bit annoying!
So something like:
string $list[] = `getFileList -folder $path -filespec "*name*"`;
but have it return a list with both "name" and "NAME"

I could do it twice and append the array, but is there another way to get what I want?
Thanks for any help!

05-04-2008, 06:06 PM
You could get the file name once and then use toupper and tolower to check for both upper and lower case situations

05-08-2008, 09:27 PM
Along those lines you would do something like this:

string $list[] = `getFileList -folder $path`;

for ($item in $list) {
//convert the filename to lower case
string $lowerItem = tolower($item);

//check if the lowercase filespec matches the lowercase filename
if (gmatch $fileSpec $lowerItem) {
//do something with $item

05-09-2008, 09:00 AM
Thanks guys, I have this working with something similar. I was just wondering if you could search for a string ignoring case sensitivity, so the same one line command would return both "this" and "THIS".
I guess there's not then :)

Cheers anyway.

05-09-2008, 07:22 PM
Just do the comparisson with the forced lower case version, but note the original filename if it passes. You can do this with the example above. Append $item to an array and keep going, then return the array when you are done.

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