On Oct 19, 2007, at 10:25 , Peter Bailey wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to go to an ftp site and check the dates of available files
> there. (I only want today files.) I see that ftp, from 'net/ftp'  
> has an
> mtime method. But, I can't seem to get it to work. Here's what I've
> tried.
>
> ...
> xmlfiles = ftp.list('*.xml')
> xmlfiles.each do |xmlfile|
>  puts xmlfile
>  puts ftp.mtime(xmlfile)
> end
> ...
>
> I get something like this:
>
> Exception: 500 'MDTM -rw-rw-r--   1 bna      staff      43945 Oct 19
> 08:50 lobbyreg-20071010-160009.xml': command not understood.
>
> Just doing the "puts xmlfile" works fine, just not the mtime thing.

I don't think every server supports MDTM.

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