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Inconsistent Timestamp Display

#1 Post by metal450 » 2013-02-24 18:55

Using Filezilla 3.6.0.2 on Windows 7 64-bit, I'm seeing some strange/inconsistent behavior with modification dates. In particular, the remote listing displays dates only - no times - seemingly at random. This screenshot will illustrate the issue: http://screencast.com/t/R5adf8o5V3E

Note that on the right side, some files/folders list the complete date & time, and some only list the date (no time). Deleting the remote file and re-uploading it does not fix it - some files still don't list times. In many cases, this causes incorrect results when doing directory comparison based on modification time: http://screencast.com/t/fYMKuH4Zvp

This is not unique to one FTP server; I've seen it happen with several. Any ideas why this would be happening? Might it be a bug?

Addendum: the remote files definitely *have* modification times; the remote site in this case is a NAS on my LAN, and if I view the same folder over a samba share, all of the files display the expected (complete) timestamps. The missing timestamps only appear when viewed over FTP: http://screencast.com/t/WfAsxs4mMa4

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Re: Inconsistent Timestamp Display

#2 Post by boco » 2013-02-24 21:01

In particular, the remote listing displays dates only - no times - seemingly at random.
Not random. FTP listings acquired via the LIST command will not include time information if the file's timestamp is older than a certain period (varies, but can be as low as a month). Complete timestamps can only be obtained from servers supporting MLSD. This is by design.

LIST output is nowhere standardized, so every FTP server software can do as it pleases. MLSD listings are clearly defined and deliver complete timestamps unrelated of the file's age.
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Re: Inconsistent Timestamp Display

#3 Post by metal450 » 2013-02-24 21:08

Understood, thank you for the reply.

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Re: Inconsistent Timestamp Display

#4 Post by botg » 2013-02-24 22:10

boco wrote:This is by design.
Not by design. There simply is no other way.

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Re: Inconsistent Timestamp Display

#5 Post by boco » 2013-02-25 12:50

This is by forced design.
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