Call now to talk to an automation expert — (512) 345-2211

Knowledge Base

Enter search queries below or use the tag links to the right to browse the knowledge base by category (Show All Tags).

When I download a file from the FTP Server, the time stamp on the local file is 2 hours earlier than the original timestamp on the file. Why?

An example command like:

RCVFILE %sitefile /ifnotexist /timeout=60 /serverdate

could cause the time delay.


Most FTP servers have their system clocks set to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

It is the client's responsibility to convert GMT into local time. So unless Robo-FTP is told about a time zone difference (either by the /tz option or the TIMEZONE script command) then file date/time stamps obtained with the /serverdate will be off by x number of hours where x is the difference between GMT and local time.

Article last updated: 2016-10-18

Tags: Robo-FTP

Need help figuring out where to start?

Our sales staff is available to answer product questions and help you determine if Robo-FTP is a good match for your project.

Call Now: (512) 345-2211