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Get file date & hour from NMFTP

Posted on 2001-08-02
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I am using Delphi 5 and NMFTP Component.
I need to get the date of the files in the server.
I want to do something like this:

with NMFTP1 do
  begin
    ParseList := TRUE;
    Connect;
//gets a listing of files,names,dates&attributtes
    List;
    Name1stFile := FTPDirectoryList.Name[0];
    Date1stFile := FTPDirectoryList.ModifDate[0];
    StrToDateTime(Date1stFile); //!!!!FAIL!!!!
end;

The date recovered is in this format "Aug 2 18:08"
But i need something that i can convert to datetime, and of course the year...
It not depends on server configuration because BulletProof FTP get then date by the way in need "02/08/2001 18:08:00" as configured in my machine, so there may be a way...
Thanks to you all
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Question by:spk2000ar
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by:SChertkov
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This is POSIX date convention: for date less 7 month ago
the date be reflected as mon day time
(have in mind current year),
for greater date  format is mon day year.

For decode this date you can try following


const
  Months: array[1..12] of string = (
    'Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr',
    'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug',
    'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec');

function MyDecodeDate(S: String): TDateTime;
var
  Parser: TParser;
  StringStream: TStringStream;
  Month, Day, Year, Hour, Minute: Integer;
  d,m,y: Word;

  function GetMonth: Boolean;
  begin
    Month := 1;
    while not Parser.TokenSymbolIs(Months[Month]) and (Month < 13) do Inc(Month);
    Result := Month < 13;
  end;

begin
  StringStream := TStringStream.Create(S);
  try
    Parser := TParser.Create(StringStream);
    with Parser do
    try
      if not GetMonth then
        raise EConvertError.Create('');
      NextToken;
      Day := TokenInt;
      NextToken;
      Year := TokenInt;
      NextToken;
      if Token = ':' then
        begin
          Hour := Year;
          DecodeDate(Date, y, m, d);
          Year := y;
          NextToken;
          Minute := TokenInt;
          Result := EncodeDate(Year, Month, Day) + EncodeTime(Hour, Minute, 0, 0);
        end
      else
        Result := EncodeDate(Year, Month, Day);
    finally
      Parser.Free;
    end;
  finally
    StringStream.Free;
  end;
end;
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by:spk2000ar
ID: 6349963
I read the code and it seems to work but... what is TParser??
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by:spk2000ar
ID: 6350240
Sorry i found Tparser in classes unit.
I will select your comment as an answer but i need some advice first...
what will happens when the year changes... i still get the new year (says 2002) but the real year will be (2001)???
Thanks
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SChertkov earned 800 total points
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TParser defined in CopyPrsr unit.
If year changes you date represented
as Mon Day Year
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