Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Questions says it all. I've looked in site and app prefs, but can't find anything. Seems like a no brainer for such a nice FTP app, so I gotta think I'm just missing it.


share|improve this question

I was looking for this same answer myself. I eventually found this in an FAQ list on the Panic site:

Choose Transmit → Preferences → Advanced, then click the Advanced Server Settings button. Then, check the Preserve modification dates option next to the server in question.

In my case, there were no server settings, just a "default" setting, but since I always wanted the modification dates preserved (in order to sync changes to web sites from different machines), that was fine for me.

Hope this helps.

share|improve this answer

Can you put the files into a tar, do the ftp transfer and then untar? This way the timestamps will be preserved.

share|improve this answer
hmmm, interesting idea, but don't think would work for me as I synch often and with large sites. taring all the files kind of defeats the purpose of the selective sync. Thanks for the idea tho. – evanmcd Aug 6 '10 at 13:43
can you use scp instead? it has a -p option to preserve timestamps? – bryan Aug 6 '10 at 13:49
haven't seen any gui scp clients that do synching, and don't think you can do it via the command line... can you? – evanmcd Aug 9 '10 at 13:26

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .