Changing the Date/Time Format
You can configure your system's Locale time in order to update the way Beyond Compare 4 displays timestamps.
Go to your Control Panel and select your Regional and Language settings. From the Regional Options tab, you can either select a predefined regional format or customize your current one. These changes will modify how your date and time are displayed in Windows Explorer and Beyond Compare.
Beyond Compare picks up the 'locale' system that linux uses. You cannot change the time format directly in BC4 but you can change your Linux system Locale and BC4 will display those changes. Here is a web link that talks about how to do it (unfortunately not as simple as changing to 24 hour mode from a control panel).http://ccollins.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/how-to-change-date-formats-on-ubuntu/
For example, in Ubuntu 10.04:
sudo cp /usr/share/i18n/locales/en_US /usr/share/i18n/locales/en_DFJ
sudo vi /usr/share/i18n/locales/en_DFJ
Edit the line for
t_fmt_ampmand remove the last three atoms, i.e.
<U0020><U0025><U0070>. Be sure to leave it all one line and include the closing quotation mark. This will remove the
LC_TIMEstring that says to use AM/PM.
sudo vi /var/lib/locales/supported.d/en
Add this line:
This will regenerate all the locales listed in
sudo vi /etc/environment
Add this line:
The above will get a custom locale built with the AM/PM turned off and then set LC_TIME to use the custom version. You will have to log out and back in for it to take affect.