[Cyberduck-trac] [Cyberduck] #5449: Enhancement request for the Synchronize feature

Cyberduck trac at trac.cyberduck.ch
Sat Nov 20 13:15:32 CET 2010

#5449: Enhancement request for the Synchronize feature
 Reporter:  mgiger         |          Owner:  dkocher
     Type:  enhancement    |         Status:  new    
 Priority:  normal         |      Milestone:  4.0    
Component:  ftp            |        Version:  3.7    
 Severity:  normal         |       Keywords:         
 Platform:  Mac OS X 10.6  |   Architecture:  Intel  
 I would like to be able to choose whether I want the Synchronize feature
 to compare timestamps or filesize.

 I know that by using filesize the file could be changed but the size
 remain the same which would result in the file updated on the server.
 However chances are pretty small and this has never happened to me over
 the past three years.

 So if people could choose in the application's preferences whether they
 want to use timestamps (default) or filesize (with warning that the
 filesize may not change even when the file is edited) that would be really

 The reason is that publishing a website with Apple's iWeb the timestamp of
 a file gets always updated. Even if you didn't apply any changes to the
 file itself the application updates the timestamp. This causes the
 synchronize on timestamp to be much less accurate than the synchronize on
 filesize since synchronize on timestamp results in reuploading all the
 files each time.

 Me and other iWeb users would really love to see in the Preferences the

 - Synchronize using timestamp (default)
 - Synchronize using filesize

 in a future version of Cyberduck.

 Thank you for an otherwise great product,
 Matthias Giger

Ticket URL: <http://trac.cyberduck.ch/ticket/5449>
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