ls time/date format from ftpd

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at
Wed Feb 13 14:13:22 UTC 2008


On Sat, 9 Feb 2008 07:04 pm, Malcolm Kay wrote:
> The default output from ls in a normal shell on my system
> is
> mode links owner group size month day time/year filename
> corresponding to LANG=C or en_US...
> For most other locales month and day are swapped, including 
> mine { LANG=en_AU.ISO8859-1 }.
> When I access my account from another machine via ftp the 
> ls command always reports day before month whether or not
> I attempt to set the locale. All this suits my sensibilities
> but it upsets MS Windows. Mounting under windows as a network
> place MS becomes very confused in trying to interpret directory
> listings in which the day precedes the maonth.
> Is there someway to force ftpd to report ls according to the
> LANG=C default so that I can successfully access through windows.
> Any ideas please?
> The FreeBSD system is 6.3-Release and the windows W2K.
> Malcolm Kay

It seems ftpd was started manually by root via /etc/rc.d/ftpd 
with LANG=en_AU.ISO8859-1 set. 

Autostart at boot of ftpd fixes problem.

Sorry for the noise.

Malcolm Kay

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