Program date/time Filter

Summary

Filter programs by date/time of last save in file system.

What is it?

When looking at programs on the teach pendant it would be nice to know when the last changes were made to a program.

Why is it needed?

This would enable customers to ensure that the program has not been updated by unwanted saves. In some cases changes are being made that need to be tracked better, one way for us to track changes would be looking at the date/time of the last program save.

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I brought this up last year when I started ranting about the file dialog getting bloated and slowing down the system from all the backup files the TP creates. .

It was promptly ignored…

Options to work around this include using and FTP program or going into the file system using the Linux command line.

IMO UR could do a much better job of file management.

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Yep. Hopefully on whatever their next release of a controller or Polyscope is, they can bring the File Manager up to at least like Windows XP standards.

In the meantime, as @fuknrekd mentioned, you CAN access it with the underlying linux command line. With a USB keyboard hooked up, Ctrl+Alt+F1 will bring up the terminal. The username is “root” and the password is “easybot”.

Once you’re in type “cd /programs” to access the programs directory. You can then type “ls” (lowercase L) to list all the programs. You can then type “stat programname.urp” to get the properties of the file.

This is by no means a replacement for your feature request, but if you’re in a pinch and need it now, you CAN technically access it all on the teach pendent.

And if you need to get back to Polyscope, Ctrl+Alt+F7 will take you back

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