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v12.40.0104 - 2013-05-14 12:30
+ Time Stamping: Now you can skip the automatic conversion from
local time to UTC by marking the stated time *as UTC*. This is
done by appending a Z directly after the time without a space,
e.g. "2013-05-14 16:29:07Z". Z is the zone designator for the zero
UTC offset. UTC time is also known as 'Zulu' time, since 'Zulu' is
the NATO phonetic alphabet word for 'Z'. See Wikipedia
Tip: State just "Z" to set the current local time *as UTC*.
This new syntax is supported by the time stamping UI in the Info
Panel's Properties tab, as well as by SC timestamp.
- Set modified date to UTC 12:00 today. Will be displayed as 14:00
in Germany with Daylight Saving Time (DST) in effect.
timestamp "m", "<date yyyy-mm-dd> 12:00Z";
- Set modified and created to the current local time *as UTC*. If
it is 10:00 now in Germany (DST in effect) the file time will be
displayed as 12:00 (since it is 12:00 in Germany when it's 10:00
timestamp "mc", "Z";
+ Find Files | Date: Now you can state the "between" and "and" times
*as UTC* by using the Z format described above. So you can find
files by the same search pattern/template irrespectively of the
timezone of the host system. Pretty cool, especially if you are a
pilot (or love a pilot).
For example, this will match all files modified (or whatever date
you are looking for) in Bamako between 08:20 and 08:40 Bamako
time, no matter where on the planet you are now:
Between: 2013-05-14 08:20:00Z
And: 2013-05-14 08:40:00Z
+ Tweak to show all filetimes in the file list and in the Properties
tab as UTC (i.e. NOT converted to local time; filetimes are
internally stored as UTC under NTFS).
If the tweak is enabled then filetimes are suffixed with "Z",
which conforms to ISO 8601.
- Folder Reports, List Reports and small clipboard reports all
support the tweak and show UTC times.
- Features like time-based color filters, time-based searches,
showing the age of files all work independently of the
ZuluFileTimes setting. Their results are not affected.
- Filetimes shown in the File Info Tips and in the Meta data
panel do NOT support the tweak (they come from the shell) and
are always shown in local time.
+ New variable <get UTCoffset> returns the offset in minutes of the
local time from the UTC:
echo <get UTCoffset>; // 120 in Germany in summer (= +02:00)
+ Menu Help | Various Information: Now the current UTC offset is
shown, i.e. the difference in hours and minutes between your
timezone and the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Example:
UTC Offset: +02:00
This is also the difference between the displayed filetimes
(adjusted to the current time zone) and the filetimes as they are
stored with NTFS (UTC).
! Custom File Icons: Open state icons for drives were not set on
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