Making folder name lowercase

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    Making folder name lowercase

    Hi. When I call mkdir to make a directory, the directory that gets created has a name all in uppercase, even though the string I specified in mkdir is lowercase. Can anyone please tell me how I can make the created folder's name be lowercase?

    Also, is there a way to make a directory structure directly, with out calling mkdir one level at a time? For example, if I wanted to make C:\a\b\c\d, but only folder 'a' currently exists. I notice that mkdir doesn't work if I do mkdir ("C:\\a\\b\\c\\d") directly (if a, b, c already exists, it works). Is there a better way to create the directory structure than manually creating one level at a time?

    Thank you.

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    Which compiler are you using? My compiler doesn't exhibit the same behavior (making the folder name uppercase when passed a lowercase string). If you say you're using some win16 compiler then my answer will be to move into the 21st century already and upgrade to a real compiler.

    Also, is there a way to make a directory structure directly, with out calling mkdir one level at a time?
    No. You can can create a function to do it for you pretty easily though.
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    If you say you're using some win16 compiler then my answer will be to move into the 21st century already and upgrade to a real compiler.
    Yes, I'm afraid I am using a 16bit compiler. It's Borland C++ 4.5, I think, but set to compile in 16-bit mode. Does that mean that I can't do anything about the folder name being uppercase? Thanks.

    And yes, making a function to create the directory structure was simple enough, like you said.

    PS: Before you make fun of me, I assure you there's a good reason it's 16-bit. And it's not my choice.

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    > Does that mean that I can't do anything about the folder name being uppercase?
    Probably not, since the translation is probably happening in the compatibility layer between your 16-bit world and the real OS underneath, whose file system probably isn't even FAT anymore (but NTFS)
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