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Re: Does the -Z option work when using FTP with cURL?

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 14:54:48 -0700

On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 03:40:12PM -0600, Mike Maynard wrote:
> I have been using cURL for 2 years to automatically download a
> weekly file from an HTTPS server. I use the -Z option and cURL detects the new
> file and downloads the file. This has been working very well.
> 2 weeks ago the file was moved to an FTP server. According to the man pages,
> the -Z option only works with HTTP.

It looks like the code is actually there to support -z for FTP (although the
command used to obtain the file time may not be supported by all server).
Have you tried it? The documentation probably needs to be updated.

>>> Dan

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