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v12.40.0105 - 2013-05-14 20:01 + Menu Tools | Customize List | Date Column Format: Added toggle "Show Times in UTC". Tick it to show all filetimes as UTC, i.e. timezone-independent as they are internally stored under NTFS. Untick it to show filetimes auto-converted to the local timezone (as defined in Windows settings), which is the factory default and the usual way filetimes are shown in file managers and similar applications. UTC filetimes are easily recognizable by the suffixed "Z", which is the official way to mark UTC times according to ISO 8601. Note that not only the file list, but also the Properties tab and all sorts of Reports support showing UTC times and hence are affected by this setting. Tip: The command is also available in the right-click menu of any of the Date columns in the file list. XYplorer is AFAIK the only file manager that can do this trick. Note: The tweak ZuluFileTimes is hereby raised to UI level. + Time Stamping and Find Files by Date now support the ISO 8601 format for time offsets from UTC. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Time_offsets_from_UTC The following general formats are recognized (the ":SS" component is optional). YYYY-MM-DD HH:NN:SS±02:00 YYYY-MM-DD HH:NN:SS±0200 'no ":" YYYY-MM-DD HH:NN:SS±02 'hours only To refer to 10:00 today in Cologne (DST in effect), you can use this time string anywhere in the world: 2013-05-14 10:00:00+02:00 Independently of your current time zone it is resolved to 2013-05-14 08:00:00+00:00 which is equivalent to e.g. the following time strings: 2013-05-14 08:00:00Z 2013-05-14 03:00:00-05 2013-05-13 23:00:00-0900 2013-05-13 20:00:00-12:00 So, for example, to find all files modified in Cologne today between 16:00 and 17:00 Cologne local time (DST in effect), you can use these time strings, regardless of the time zone of your current host system: Between: 2013-05-14 16:00:00+02 And: 2013-05-14 17:00:00+02 The +02 means: Cologne (DST in effect) is 2 hours later than UTC. You will get the same search results if you express the times for Honolulu... Between: 2013-05-14 04:00:00-10 And: 2013-05-14 05:00:00-10 ... or for Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea): Between: 2013-05-15 00:00:00+10 And: 2013-05-15 01:00:00+10 In the same fashion you can for example timestamp a file to midnight in Tokyo using this time string: 2013-05-15 00:00:00+09
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