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  • Started 10 years ago by rockstar.di
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • rockstar.di Member

    I know how to look at the "Date Modified" what I want to do is look at the date the file was created. How do I do that?

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    FTP servers typically do not make that information available. You might have to log into the server with a terminal program and run a special program to see creation dates.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • rockstar.di Member

    See, we are using FTP to upload files and download them into our computer. I don't understand why we would lose the creation date while transporting the files from one computer to the next. We have a networking system here and we don't lose that information from one compter to the next.

    If this is what you were talking about (if I explained myself corrctly the first time), what kind of a 'special program' would I need, and what is a terminal program?

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Different sorts of servers use different protocols, and some protocols make it possible to preserve extra information (like creation and modification dates) while others do not. The FTP protocol, which Fetch uses, does not make it possible to set the creation or modification date of a file on a server, and does not make it posssible to determine the creation date. So it isn't possible to preserve those dates when transfering a file to or from an FTP server.

    If you access those files using a different protocol you may be able to view creation dates. A terminal program is one that makes your Mac act like an old-fashioned terminal, where you can type commands and see responses. On OS X there is such a program named "Terminal". For more information on accessing a server using other protocols I would refer you to your server administrator.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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