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Feature Request - Preserve modification date on upload (16 posts)

  • Started 4 years ago by Eric
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Eric Member

    Hello,

    Under "Fetch Preferences > Obscure" you kindly provide an option to preserve the modification dates of files when downloading to the Mac. I find this very useful to quickly identify different versions, including for backup information.

    I would very much also like to preserve modification dates whenever uploading files from the Mac. Is there already a way to do this with Fetch? If not, I would like to strongly request this feature.

    Thanks for a great product!
    Eric.

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    No, there is currently not a feature to preserve modification dates when uploading files with Fetch, but it's on the list of features to consider for future versions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Ernie Member

    Scott,

    I'll just add my hope that it's somewhere near the top of the list. In fact, in a sense, preserving modification dates on download are meaningless without it. Those "modification dates" are just the dates those files were uploaded.

    It would be fantastic if the preservation goes in both directions (and it's been an irritation that they're not).

    Thanks for being open to this.

    Ernie

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Ernie,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Frances Cherman Member

    I'm astonished that Fetch does not preserve the file modification date but instead displays the upload date. File synchronization programs depend on the file mod date to determine if the file has changed. PLEASE include that feature in the next release. Thanks.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Emmett Member

    I've been forced to use Cyberduck which does preserve modification dates on upload. Fetch not doing this is really disappointing. I had to re-upload an 8GB website when I discovered this. Really lame. Hard to believe in fact for such a mature program.

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback. We will make preserving modification dates on uploads a higher priority.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Eric Member

    Hello Again,

    Since I started this thread over one year ago, I'm thrilled to see that it finally ends with a positive result since the just released version 5.7 of Fetch can now preserve the modification dates on both download and upload!

    Thanks again for a great product,
    Eric.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You're very welcome!

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Frances Cherman Member

    Good work, gang! I'm delighted to see this.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Delane Member

    I have Fetch version 5.7 and have NOT found a way to get it to preserve the modification dates on upload. It preserves them on download, but not on upload. What's the secret?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Delane,

    There are some FTP servers that do not provide a way to set the modification date of a file, and so make it impossible for Fetch to preserve modification dates on upload. It sounds like your server is one of these. I would recommend contacting the server administrator, and asking for that support.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Ernie Member

    I believe it's obscurely located under the "obscure" tab in Fetch's preference. Uncheck the box for "Do not preserve modification dates." I just tested and it worked for me. Good luck.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Delane Member

    Jim -

    I was excited to see the quick response, but we just put your theory to the test, and the server is not the problem. My colleague, who is working on the same project as me, just verified that WS_FTP preserves the file data on upload. I'd really like to have a solution.

    Delane

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Ernie Member

    Sorry to the folks at Fetch, but someone has already mentioned Cyberduck here. That's what I've used with great success before Fetch added the feature. If my earlier comment about the preference doesn't solve it either, you could try downloading a trial version of Cyberduck as a reference. If you still don't get results, then maybe it really is outside the FTP software somewhere.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Delane,

    Thanks for that information. I'd love to figure out how WS_FTP is doing that, so Fetch can do it as well. Would you be able to send a transcript of a WS_FTP upload to that server?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

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