[Q] ftplib: How to compare date?

Siggy Brentrup bsb at winnegan.de
Thu Feb 1 16:49:33 EST 2001

"Daehyok Shin" <DSHIN at nc.rr.com> writes:

> I like to compare the creation dates of two files using ftplib.
> But, I cannot find any function to get the date of remote files.
> How can I do it?

Try this:

>>> ftp=ftplib.FTP('localhost')
>>> print ftp.welcome
220 ProFTPD 1.2.0pre10 Server (Debian) [keuner.winnegan.de]
>>> welcome=ftp.login('me','xyzzy')
>>> ftp.sendcmd('MDTM /etc/passwd')
'213 20010131081337'

AFAIK, ftp servers return UTC.


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