users of pycurl here?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Fri Oct 7 18:00:25 CEST 2005

Michele Simionato wrote:

> I am having a hard time in finding out how to retrieve information
> about the *size* of files I want to download from an FTP site. Should I
> send a QUOTE SIZE command to the ftp server or is there an easier way?

SIZE isn't a standard FTP command, so that only works for some servers.

if you want your code to work for a wider range of servers, you need to
parse the output from the LIST command:

here's a robust parser for various LIST output formats:

(google for "ftpparse" to find python bindings for that module)


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