Topic "Time Zones & Synchronization"

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Jan

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Hello!

I have been using WinSCP for some time now, great program!

I recently moved to the UK, while my web server is in Germany. Now that's two different time zones... so when I tried to synchronize local directory for the first time today, WinSCP wanted to copy virtually everything!

Is WinSCP not aware of time zone settings?
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martin
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Do you use SFTP or SCP? With SFTP everything should work fine, except maybe for DST. With SCP you may setup timezone offset on SCP tab of login dialog.
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Jan

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It says "SFTP (v3)" in the status bar...

I will try SCP and the offset, I hadn't seen that option before...
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Jan wrote:
It says "SFTP (v3)" in the status bar...

I will try SCP and the offset, I hadn't seen that option before...


Doesn't change anything. I tried "offset 1 hour" and then "offset -1 hour" (you never know...), but to no avail...

Weird...
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OK, I'll take a look at this.
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prikryl wrote:
OK, I'll take a look at this.


I may be able to extend this one a little for you.
I'm running the latest version (3.5.6 - build 213) and I'm based in AUS (GMT+10)
When I look at files stored on our server (also GMT+10) all the files are shown with datestamps 20 hours forward of the correct date/time.

For reference, my machine is Win2kPro, and is set at GM+10.

The server returns the following in reply to date;hwclock
Tue Apr 20 16:27:18 GMT+10 2004
Tue 20 Apr 2004 04:20:36 PM GMT+10 -0.858586 seconds
So it looks like the hardware clock is in local time as well. My best guess is that somehow we're ending up with a flawed double-dereferencing of the time (trying to go back to a GMT baseline or similar)

As an example a file on the server that has a correct Last updated of "10am 10-Oct-2000" would be reported as "6am 11-Oct-2000"

Anyway, I'd love to see it fixed, and will help any way I can.

Keith Ealanta
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Keith Ealanta wrote:
I may be able to extend this one a little for you.
I'm running the latest version (3.5.6 - build 213) and I'm based in AUS (GMT+10)
When I look at files stored on our server (also GMT+10) all the files are shown with datestamps 20 hours forward of the correct date/time.

Thanks for your report, but I again miss one important information: SCP or SFTP protocol?
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Keith Ealanta
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prikryl wrote:
Keith Ealanta wrote:
I may be able to extend this one a little for you.
I'm running the latest version (3.5.6 - build 213) and I'm based in AUS (GMT+10)
When I look at files stored on our server (also GMT+10) all the files are shown with datestamps 20 hours forward of the correct date/time.

Thanks for your report, but I again miss one important information: SCP or SFTP protocol?


Ooops. It's SFTP with SCP fallback (running as SFTP v3)
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Keith Ealanta wrote:
Ooops. It's SFTP with SCP fallback (running as SFTP v3)

Thanks for info. I'll contact you, if I need more information.
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