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How to find timestamp of file on FTP server

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http://serverfault.com – I need to find the latest created file in a FTP folder. However the FTP server is not returning full timestamps for files with the LIST command (missing the year): drwxr-xr-x 2 owner group 0 Nov 9 17:29 archive drwxr-xr-x 2 owner group 0 Nov 9 17:35 category drwxr-xr-x 2 owner group 0 Jan 9 07:21 images And the MLSD command is not supported. So currently I check the timestamp of each file with the MDTM command. Is there a more efficient way? I am using the ftplib wrapper. (HowTos)