[Users] How to sort folder list case insensitively?

»Q« boxcars at gmx.net
Sun Oct 18 00:05:43 CEST 2015

On Sat, 17 Oct 2015 16:37:23 -0400
Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:

> I just switched to Void Linux, so that now I have Claws 3.12.0 instead
> of the much earlier version from Debian Wheezy. Everything's
> wonderful, except all the folders starting with uppercase letters
> sort above all the folders starting with lowercase letters, and my
> personal preference is that they sort case insensitively.
> How do I get my folders to sort case insensitively?

If other programs (e.g. file managers, the ls command) exhibit the same
case-sensitive sorting behavior, it may be that your Void system has
the environment variable LC_COLLATE set to something undesirable.  IME,
leaving it unset causes most programs to sort case insensitively.

But if other programs are sorting things case insensitively already, my
post is probably just a red herring.

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