ftputil 4.0.0 is now available from
Changes since the last stable release 3.4
This ftputil version isn't fully backward-compatible with the previous
version. The backward-incompatible changes are:
- Python 2 is no longer supported.
- The minimum supported Python 3 version is 3.6.
- By default, time stamps in directory listings coming from the server
are now assumed to be in UTC. Previously, listings were assumed to
use the local time of the client. 
Correspondingly, the definition of "time shift" has changed. The
time shift is now defined as the time zone used in server listings
(say, UTC+02:00) and UTC, in other words, the time shift now is the
time zone offset applied in the server listings. In earlier ftputil
versions, the time shift was defined as "time used in server
listings" minus "local client time."
- The flag `use_list_a_option` of `FTPHost` instances is now set to
`False` by default. This option was intended to make life easier for
users, but turned out to be problematic .
- As in `os.makedirs`, `FTPHost.makedirs` now supports the `exist_ok`
flag and uses the default of `False`. You can get the behavior of
ftputil 3.x by passing `exist_ok=True`. 
If you need to use Python versions before 3.6, please use the previous
stable ftputil version 3.4.
- Functions and methods which used to accept only `str` or `bytes`
paths now _also_ accept `PathLike` objects [4, 5].
- Clear the stat cache when setting a new time shift value. 
- ftputil now officially follows semantic versioning (SemVer) .
Actually ftputil has been following semantic versioning since a long
time (probably since version 2.0 in 2004), but it was never
explicitly guaranteed and new major versions were named x.0 instead
of x.0.0 and new minor versions x.y instead of x.y.0.
- Internal changes: The tests were moved to pytest. The old mocking
approach was replaced by a "scripted session" approach.
What is ftputil?
ftputil is a high-level FTP client library for the Python programming
language. ftputil implements a virtual file system for accessing FTP
servers, that is, it can generate file-like objects for remote files.
The library supports many functions similar to those in the `os`,
`os.path` and `shutil` modules. ftputil has convenience functions for
conditional uploads and downloads, and handles FTP clients and servers
in different timezones.
See the documentation for details:
ftputil is open source software, released under the 3-clause BSD
license (see https://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause ).
On 2020-06-13 23:06, Philippe Ombredanne wrote:
> Dear Stefan:
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 7:36 PM Stefan Schwarzer
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> ftputil 4.0.0 is now available from
>> https://ftputil.sschwarzer.net/download .
> This is great!
> Thank you for this and being such a faithful maintainer.
Thank you so much! That's really great for my motivation. :-)