Solved

FTP: preserve the file's original date /time stamp?

Posted on 2011-03-06
4
982 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
In VB6, I am using FTP to retrieve files using Microsoft Internet Transfer Control 6.0 (MSINET.OCX). I believe that this OCX changes the date stamp of each retrieved file (on my local hard drive) to be the current date / time when the file is written to my local hard drive. Is there a way to either:
A. preserve the file's original date /time stamp, or
B. read the original file's date / time (from the FTP server)?
0
Comment
Question by:lee88
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:judgeking
ID: 35072435
Do you have any control over how the files are placed on the FTP server?  Because if they FTDd in a ZIP file, the timestamps will be preserved when you download and unzip them.
0
 

Author Comment

by:lee88
ID: 35074767
good idea, but not in this case.
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
cool12399 earned 500 total points
ID: 35095777
Yes,

Simply "touch" the file/change the timestamp, i.e., here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20651752.html

To get the filedate time on the server, you can get that "create" date by using wininet's FtpFindFirstFile function
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:cool12399
ID: 35095778
pps, please accept this answer now whe nfinished , thanks!
0

Featured Post

Enroll in May's Course of the Month

May’s Course of the Month is now available! Experts Exchange’s Premium Members and Team Accounts have access to a complimentary course each month as part of their membership—an extra way to increase training and boost professional development.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I’ve seen a number of people looking for examples of how to access web services from VB6.  I’ve been using a test harness I built in VB6 (using many resources I found online) that I use for small projects to work out how to communicate with web serv…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question