[ISO8601] Re: PKWare PKZIP Suite for Windows.
- On 2000-Dec-01 FB wrote:
> How about the new PKZIP Suite for Windows.[2000-Dec-02]
> It only supports one date format -- MM/DD/YYYY!
> Despite being supposedly Windows 2000 compatible, it does not read
> the international customisations to formats such as YYYY-MM-DD.
Thanks for that. How completely crazy.
Several years ago I looked into the dates that were stored internally inside
an archive file. I'm sure that it was YYYY-MM-DD, and that I was looking at
ZIP files created by the old DOS command-line version of PKZIP, such as
Version 2.04g; but maybe it wasn't. I remember, too, that I also looked at
the date format of file dates stored inside ARJ, ARC, and other compression
formats. The ARJ format originates from Japan, I believe, so YYYY-MM-DD
would be right.
Thanks for the note. I'm going to have another look at this, and sort out
what is going on. I don't use the PKZIP for Windows program; it has inbuilt
adverts, and feature wise it is way behind WINZIP, which I much prefer. A
very useful program to deal with TAR, GZ, Z, UU, Mime, BinHex, Base64 and
other file formats is Aladdin Expander, a must on my system.