The most important part of this posting is the attached screen shot.
bphlpt, on 31 May 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:
Since you have determined that BC is both slow and does not completely download all the files....
I was referring to old Beyond Compare v2.5.3
, the last version to run under Win98SE. I have downloaded Ok all 2382 files and 91 folders
with Beyond Compare v3.3.3
of 28-Oct-2011. Beyond Compare 3 reported during its initial download that 4 files were not downloaded because of a semaphore timeout error. 2 of these missing files were downloaded individually Ok by Beyond Compare v3 after 1 repeat, 1 file after 2 repeats, and 1 file (30MB) after 3 repeats.
Beyond Compare v3.3.3 has an acceptable speed, it permits up to 10 simultaneous connections, old v2.5.3 permits only one download at a time.
If the old FTP module in Beyond Compare v2.5.3 (sfFTPLib.dll v184.108.40.206 of 24-Aug-2006 by SmartFTP) can be replaced with a newer, Win98-compatible version, maybe the FTP of old v2.5.3 (of 14-Jul-2008) will perform under Win98 like the newer v3.3.3. under WinXP, except for the folder dates and the lower speed.
1 ) A true copy of my websites on my HDD
... why do you seem to want to continue to use it [Beyond Compare]? Just to get the folders to have the "correct" date? Why? So what? What purpose does that serve?
My main use of FTP software is to update my websites. I keep copies of my websites on my HDD, and I also archive my websites with WinRAR whenever I make changes to them. I do want to have on my HDD and in my archive exactly what was on my server at a specific point in time, and folder dates tell me when I uploaded a folder.
2 ) Forensic accuracy
If I make a copy of something, it should BE a real copy, not LOOK like a real copy. Examples:
A ) UltraISO v220.127.116.1150, when creating an iso image of a CD/DVD with bad sectors
, fills the iso with zeroes where it encountered bad sectors on the CD/DVD, without giving any messages about it.
B ) FileZilla v3.5.3, when it downloads files from this bad FTP site ftp://ftp.microsoft....s/win98/Reskit/
and gets a transmission error just in the file dates, but not in the content of the file, continues without a message - and these files are saved with the current date, not with the original date
I have attached a screen shot of Beyond Compare v3.3.3. The left pane displays the set of 2382 files and 91 folders downloaded with FileZilla under WinXP, the right pane displays the same set downloaded with Beyond Compare v3.3.3 under WinXP. It is interesting to note that FileZilla substituted the current date for the 4 files marked red, without a message,
while the other files in the folder \BATCH\ have the server date. Compare also the time (seconds) of the folder date and of these 4 red files. If I had not downloaded these 2382 files with Beyond Compare v3.3.3 and had not made this comparison, I would never have known that some of the files that FileZilla returned had incorrect file dates.
Multibooter, on 30 May 2012 - 12:13 PM, said:
if your FTP client got already stoned by just looking at all these goodies at MS, can you be sure that the files it brought back are good?
BTW, the screen shot is the initial display by Beyond Compare, when it just compares file/folder dates and sizes. The displayed colors change again after Beyond Compare made a binary compare of the content of the files/folders.
And egrabrych provided you a link to "Attribute Changer" (for XP and above) that can change the folder dates to what you want them to be, if you insist.
I am using Total Commander under Win98 and WinXP for changing dates.
Continue to use BC for the main purpose it was intended, file comparison, and use a more appropriate tool for file download.
Beyond Compare is NOT a specialized program. It is among my 5 most used programs with many uses. I use it most for file manipulations instead of Windows Explorer, for file cleanup and deleting duplicates and as a hex viewer, but there are so many other uses. I recently used it to recover data from CDs/DVDs with bad sectors, and now it's my top FTP software, at least under WinXP.
This post has been edited by Multibooter: 01 June 2012 - 01:05 AM