extras/ignorecase.h
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+/** \file ignorecase.h */
+
+/**
+ * \mainpage PhysicsFS ignorecase
+ *
+ * This is an extension to PhysicsFS to let you handle files in a
+ *  case-insensitive manner, regardless of what sort of filesystem or
+ *  archive they reside in. It does this by enumerating directories as
+ *  needed and manually locating matching entries.
+ *
+ * Please note that this brings with it some caveats:
+ *  - On filesystems that are case-insensitive to start with, such as those
+ *    used on Windows or MacOS, you are adding extra overhead.
+ *  - On filesystems that are case-sensitive, you might select the wrong dir
+ *    or file (which brings security considerations and potential bugs). This
+ *    code favours exact case matches, but you will lose access to otherwise
+ *    duplicate filenames, or you might go down a wrong directory tree, etc.
+ *    In practive, this is rarely a problem, but you need to be aware of it.
+ *  - This doesn't do _anything_ with the write directory; you're on your
+ *    own for opening the right files for writing. You can sort of get around
+ *    this by adding your write directory to the search path, but then the
+ *    interpolated directory tree can screw you up even more.
+ *
+ * This code should be considered an aid for legacy code. New development
+ *  shouldn't do dumbass things that require this aid in the first place.  :)
+ *
+ * Usage: Set up PhysicsFS as you normally would, then use
+ *  PHYSFSEXT_locateCorrectCase() to get a "correct" pathname to pass to
+ *  functions like PHYSFS_openRead(), etc.
+ *
+ * License: this code is public domain. I make no warranty that it is useful,
+ *  correct, harmless, or environmentally safe.
+ *
+ * This particular file may be used however you like, including copying it
+ *  verbatim into a closed-source project, exploiting it commercially, and
+ *  removing any trace of my name from the source (although I hope you won't
+ *  do that). I welcome enhancements and corrections to this file, but I do
+ *  not require you to send me patches if you make changes.
+ *
+ * Unless otherwise stated, the rest of PhysicsFS falls under the GNU Lesser
+ *  General Public License: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.txt
+ *
+ *  \author Ryan C. Gordon.
+ */
+
+
+/**
+ * \fn int PHYSFSEXT_locateCorrectCase(char *buf)
+ * \brief Find an existing filename with matching case.
+ *
+ * This function will look for a path/filename that matches the passed in
+ *  buffer. Each element of the buffer's path is checked for a
+ *  case-insensitive match. The buffer must specify a null-terminated string
+ *  in platform-independent notation.
+ *
+ * Please note results may be skewed differently depending on whether symlinks
+ *  are enabled or not.
+ *
+ * Each element of the buffer is overwritten with the actual case of an
+ *  existing match. If there is no match, the search aborts and reports an
+ *  error. Exact matches are favored over case-insensitive matches.
+ *
+ * THIS IS RISKY. Please do not use this function for anything but crappy
+ *  legacy code.
+ *
+ *   \param buf Buffer with null-terminated string of path/file to locate.
+ *               This buffer will be modified by this function.
+ *  \return zero if match was found, -1 if the final element (the file itself)
+ *               is missing, -2 if one of the parent directories is missing.
+ */
+int PHYSFSEXT_locateCorrectCase(char *buf);
+
+/* end of ignorecase.h ... */
+