How to Change Date and Time Formats

By default, FileZilla/FileZilla Pro looks at your system settings and uses the date and time formats that are standard for the language you use.

If you want to change how dates and times are displayed:

  1. In the main menu, click on Edit > Settings….
  2. Select Interface > Date/time format from the menu on the left.
  3. To have FileZilla/FileZilla Pro display dates in the international standard format (YYYY-mm-dd),
    select ISO 8601 from the Date formatting option group.

    To use a custom date format, select Custom from the Date formatting option group and enter the coding for the format that you want.

    The basic options are:

    • %y The year as a decimal number without a century (range 00 to 99).
    • %Y The year as a decimal number including the century.
    • %m The month as a decimal number (range 01 to 12).
    • %B The full month name according to the current locale.
    • %b The abbreviated month name according to the current locale.
    • %d The day of the month as a decimal number (range 01 to 31).
    • %e Like %d, the day of the month as a decimal number, but a leading zero is replaced by a space.
    • %x The preferred date representation for the current locale without the time.

  4. To have FileZilla/FileZilla Pro display times in the international standard format (24-hour time; HH:MM), select ISO 8601 from the Time formatting option group.

    To use a custom date format, select Custom from the Time formatting option group and enter the coding for the format that you want.

    The basic options are:

    • %H The hour as a decimal number using a 24-hour clock (range 00 to 23).
    • %I The hour as a decimal number using a 12-hour clock (range 01 to 12).
    • %k The hour as a decimal number using a 24-hour clock (range 0 to 23); single digits are preceded by a blank.
    • %l The hour as a decimal number using a 12-hour clock (range 1 to 12); single
      digits are preceded by a blank.
    • %M The minute as a decimal number (range 00 to 59).
    • %p Either ‘AM’ or ‘PM’ according to the given time value, or the corresponding strings for the current locale. Noon is treated as ‘pm’ and midnight as ‘am’.
    • %P Like %p but in lowercase: ‘am’ or ‘pm’ or a corresponding string for the current
      locale. (GNU)
    • %Z The time zone or name or abbreviation.

  5. Click on OK.

A full list of date and time code options is available on the FileZilla wiki: https://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Date_and_Time_formatting

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