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iso date format (6 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by John Nixon
  • Latest reply 6 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • John Nixon Member

    Does anyone know whether it is possible for Fetch to display dates in the iso format i.e.
    yyyy-mm-dd
    in the info window etc., and if so how can it be configured? I noticed that this format was used for the file listing.
    Thanks.

    John Nixon

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi John,

    (I'm not sure if I'm quite answering the question you were asking; if I didn't get it right, let me know and I'll try again.)

    There is no setting in Fetch specifically to do that.

    If you use the International system preferences pane to change the date format used by your Macintosh, Fetch should use that date format when displaying dates in the transfer window and info window.

    However, if you do this, it will affect the display of dates in many Macintosh programs - such as the Finder - as well, so it may be a broader change than you want to make.

    The file lists displayed in the Fetch transcript and by the View Verbose File List command are the raw file lists as sent to Fetch by the server, so the way the date is displayed in them is controlled by the server. (And not all servers send the date in ISO format.)

    Fetch interprets the dates as sent to it by the server and displays them using the date formats you've chosen to use on your Mac; Fetch's date format display should match the one used by the Finder's file list and the Finder's info window. If that is not the case for you, let us know and we'll try to investigate.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • John Nixon Member

    Thank you for reminding me about the Mac's settings, which includes 4 date formats and time settings, some of which I changed.

    I think I was referring to the date format that appears in Fetch's info window, which is still displayed in American format. Perhaps this is also controlled by the server.

    My reason for preferring ISO format is that it resolves the ambiguity with American versus European format i.e mm/dd/yyyy versus dd/mm/yyyy

    BTW Fetch seems to be a very good product, and supported by this very easy-to-use forum. I will probably purchase it soon.
    Thanks.

    John Nixon

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the kind words. We're glad you like Fetch so far!

    In my tests, when I customized the short date format to use the ISO format, and then did get info on a file in Fetch, the info window displayed the date in ISO format.

    Could you please do the following?

    * In the International system preferences pane, customize your short date format to the ISO format, if you haven't already.
    * Restart your Macintosh.
    * Then open Fetch and connect.
    * Do you see the correct date format in the transfer window?
    * Select a file and get info.
    * Do you see the correct date format?

    If not, let me know and we can investigate further.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • John Nixon Member

    Hi Scott
    I did what you suggested and the date format of the info window is still American, and the date in the window (which I think is the transfer window) with a subdirectory of my remote directory listing shows as
    1 of 78 As of 04/03/2008 10:14PM
    immediately below the row of icons --
    definitely not ISO.
    When I go to my main directory no date is shown in this window.

    I hope this helps.

    John Nixon

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the information.

    The date just below the list of the toolbar in the transfer window is the date the file list was last refreshed (Fetch caches file lists for speed; if there is no date, Fetch has just loaded a fresh file list). I see that date in ISO format in my testing, so we need to try to figure out how your setup is different from mine.

    Could you please tell us which version of Mac OS X you are using, and send us a screenshot of the date formats pane of your International system preferences pane? You can send it via email to:

    bugs at fetchsoftworks dot com

    and I'll see if I can tell what the difference between your setup and my test setup is.

    Also, I assume you are using Fetch 5.3?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

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