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Suggestions for next updates

#1 Post by ReNNoN » 2018-03-06 22:33


Thanks for FileZilla.

Today I want to comment on a suggestion that I think is very important to include in FileZilla, in future updates.

This suggestion is to make the "Directory Comparison" functionality not show the green color in the folders.

This is because the folders are only modified at the time of creation.

Personally it always leads to confusion and I have to access all the folders and manually check that all the files are updated. This makes the "Directory Comparison" functionality lose utility.

We work with a NAS to share all the working directories between the developers and it is very confusing if the folders are shown in green.

Thank you very much for your help and I ask you to excuse my bad English.


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Re: Suggestions for next updates

#2 Post by boco » 2018-03-06 23:12

It all depends on the server's file system. For example, with NTFS, directory timestamps are updated with every change inside that directory (no idea if it recurses, though). Directories on FAT stay at the same timestamp.

Green means "appears to be the same". Unfortunately, comparison is very limited due to the limited amount of information the server provides in listings. Officially, FTP doesn't even support checksums.
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Re: Suggestions for next updates

#3 Post by startfresh » 2019-06-12 03:10

I'll add my vote for improved directory comparison in the next version.

My ideal would be to ignore the timestamps on the directories and simply introspect the files within the directory, recursively. If all files are the same and same time stamp, then directory disappears from comparison. If any differences in files within directory or subdirectories, then show folder as yellow or green as appropriate. It's so confusing to see yellow and green folders when all that means is the directory creation date was different but the underlying files and subdirectories are totally up to date.

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