[amsat-bb] Re: AO-27 status

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 4 22:29:57 PST 2011

Exactly, an O/S thing.  Windows (and its predecessor DOS) are case insensitive for file names.  Linux (which I run) is case sensitive - EOPC.txt and Epoc.txt are two entirely different names - and the program had an awful time with the apparently missing file.  I don't know what would happen on a Mac, but if you have trouble, that's one place to look.

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 09:52:26 -0600
> From: n0jy at lavabit.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-27 status
> Interesting.  I installed the program last night, and then downloaded 
> and copied the epoch and topr files into that directory.  Epoch is 
> indeed all caps on the download, but the file in my directory from the 
> install had just the capital e.  Upon copying and choosing the replace 
> option in Vista, the capital e is retained with the rest lower case, and 
> the file works fine.  I guess that is an operating system thing, then?
> 73,
> Jerry
> N0JY
> On 12/4/2011 12:52 AM, Greg D. wrote:
> > Thanks for the update, George.
> >
> > One note...  The Epoch.txt file is named in all upper case on the website, while the program expects it to have only an initial capital "E".  Some systems (e.g. Linux) are sensitive to this, and can't find the file.
> >
> > A simple rename, and all is well.
> >
> > Greg  KO6TH
> >
> >
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