Relative times display problem

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24 Apr, 2012 12:11 AM

When a file was last updated yesterday afternoon, PF shows it as "Today" with a time that is apparently in the future. Finder gets it right. See the screen shot. This was in previous versions of PF as well.

  1. 1 Posted by Brennan on 24 Apr, 2012 12:14 AM

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    This seems to be a bug. I will pass it on.

  2. 2 Posted by attyinfo on 29 Apr, 2012 04:50 AM

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    I encountered this problem with Dropbox. Based on that experience, I cannot agree with Support Staff's response.

    A UNIX timestamp uses GMT: depending on the international dateline, the local time zone of your computer/finder may give a non-GMT time.

    I do not think a fix exists.

  3. 3 Posted by john_brownie on 29 Apr, 2012 10:06 PM

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    If the Finder can do it, there should be a fix. I haven't looked at the system support for relative dates, but the algorithm isn't difficult. Or am I the victim of being in the eastern hemisphere while Apple is in the western?

  4. Brennan closed this discussion on 02 May, 2012 05:04 AM.

  5. Dragan re-opened this discussion on 21 May, 2012 02:42 PM

  6. Support Staff 4 Posted by Dragan on 21 May, 2012 02:42 PM

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    John, sorry about the delay, only now I see this thread.

    Do you see this often, or on some particular files only? Do those files reside on local disk, or on the network (or on DropBox perhaps)?

  7. 5 Posted by john_brownie on 22 May, 2012 12:15 AM

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    I think it happens all the time. It's local files. I suspect that the algorithm is looking at UTC rather than local time to decide on today/yesterday. I'm ten hours ahead of UTC, and at times after 10 am local time it appears to be correct.

  8. Cocoatech closed this discussion on 12 Jul, 2013 10:45 PM.

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