Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#8632 new Feature request

unclear colors at directory-comparison

Reported by: Christoph Mühlmann Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: directory comparison colors Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: 7



I'm not sure, if it's a bug or a feature. I searched a little bit for this, but found no other tickets on this:

When the directory-comparison mode is enabled, differences between host and server are displayed in three colours: green, yellow, red. But it seems, that the test on possible differences are made in the wrong order.

This is the actual behaviour of filezilla:
if a file occurs on one side only, then the colour is yellow.
else if a file differs in its age, then the colour is green.
else if a file differs in file size, then the colour is red.

The result is, that files, which differ in file size _and_ age are displayed green, not red.

As the difference in age may be irrelevant (sometimes the timestamps are simply not correct on one side), but the difference in file size and hence the difference in content is relevant very much.

According to this, I would prefer, if the files with difference in age and file size are displayed in red, not green. The test on differences in file size should be made before the test on a different age.

I'm sorry, that no patch is attached, because I think it would be easy to change the described behaviour, but I don't have the time to do that by myself actually.

thanks for a great client,

Christoph Mühlmann

PS.: I'm using FileZilla on Windows 7 x64

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Alexander Schuch, 11 years ago

Type: Bug reportFeature request

Just a note: User documentation is available at It might need to be updated once/if this changes.

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