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Logic for date and time (4 posts)

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  • Started 11 years ago by marino
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • marino Member

    What's the logic behind date and time?
    The time displayed in my list of files in Fetch is GMT. My server is in the East Coast, I am in the west coast.
    If I upload a new file, Fetch will show not my time but GMT time.
    When I download a file to my HD, I get again GMT time for "Date modified" and "date created"

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The Fetch file list displays dates and times as they are stated by the server. You can look in the Fetch Transcript window or use the View File List command to see what the server is sending Fetch.

    When you upload a file Fetch adds it to the file list using the current date and time (as shown by your Mac Date and Time control panel). If you refresh the file list Fetch will show the modification date as sent by the server.

    When you download a file to your hard disk Fetch asks the server for the file's GMT modification date, and uses that; the Finder should show the time in your time zone.

    Does this help any?

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • marino Member

    Thank you Jim,
    I understand what you are saying and I tried it again and this is exactly what's happening.

    Nevertheless it is confusing.
    Esp the part where I upload a file and it first displays my local time and when I refresh, it shows the server's time.

    I think we should have an option in Fetch Prefs to adjust between local and server time.
    I'd set mine to -8 so that the server's GMT would show as my local PST.

    Marino

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the suggestion -- I'll think about it. Also, some servers are adding support for finding out the GMT modification date of files.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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