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From: "Robin W. Moore" <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Converting from lowercase to uppercase
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 10:53:48 -0700 (PDT)
On Sun, 3 Jun 2001, Martin Guidry ( ) wrote:
When I uploaded my files onto my Freepages website, I failed to change the
default check block in File Manager and all the filenames were converted to
lowercase. Is there a way to convert the filenames to uppercase without
having to retype everyone. If there is a universal editor that would allow
me to change 'ps' to 'PS' and 'htm' to 'HTM' for example, that would solve
98% of the problem.
Having used Microsoft DOS-based desktop computers since they became
available to the Air Force in the early 1980s (and CPM-based and Unix
systems before then), I always used to wonder why those loonies over in the
UNIX world insisted that "'A' is not equal to 'a'". That is, I wondered
until I received my FreePages web space from RootsWeb. Then I realized my
frustration really should be vented towards editing tools which don't allow
"me" to control the case of the file names they output.
Which doesn't help you much with your current problem, but does put a
thought in your head that may eventually change your way of thinking.
OK--if you're using Internet Explorer 5.0 or above as your browser (or have
it on your PC, even if you're using a different browser to surf the web),
enter ftp://users.freepages.rootsweb.com in its address bar. If the window
that opens includes a popup "Login As" dialog box, you're golden and just
need to enter your FreePages user name and password to get in. Then changing
your file names is just a right-mouse-click away in the sub-folder
(generally 'genealogy_html') in which you are building your site. But if you
receive a "FTP Authentication Required" window instead of the "Login As"
window, go to your IE menu bar and select the "Tools | Internet Options"
option. In the Internet Options dialog box that pops up, click on the
Advanced tab and place a check in the 'Enable folder view for FTP sites"
box. Click 'OK' to close the dialog box, click your 'home' button on the
menu bar to disconnect from the FreePages FTP server without leaving IE, and
then re-enter ftp://users.freepages.rootsweb.com into the address bar.
Through this FTP connection built into IE, you can download a copy to your
PC of all your FreePages files (plus drag-and-drop changed files and folders
into your site), which allows you to completely control your site's
If you don't have the option to load and run IE 5.0+ on your PC, I'd suggest
you acquire an FTP program that's compatible with your PC. It's a lot easier
than using FreePages' FileManager to rename 1000 files (that's not its
forte--it's best for the beginning web page designer with a handful of
Robin (rED..oO ROBBYN -- and that's not RED or red! Can anyone figure out
why I do that?)
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