List last modified files using FTP Command-line

So let's say my FTP client is not the most expensive (was FREE), nor the most advanced client out there, and I want to know what were the most recent files I modified and uploaded to a site, how do I do it using just Microsoft Windows?

I don't have a clue. Here's what I've got so far:

  1. Open a command-prompt (Start > Run > Type COMMAND > OK)
  2. Type ftp my_ftp_host (where "my_ftp_host" is the hostname or IP of the server holding my site)
  3. Enter login credentials
  4. Type dir (lists files & folders in the current remote working directory)
  5. Type cd /path/to/my/website to change directory to the root folder containing your website.
  6. Type pwd to confirm the remote working directory is the current directory.
  7. Type lcd to confirm what the local working directory is (when you download or print output, it will save to this folder on your computer). Can type lcd <another_working_directory> if you want to change this (leave blank to simply display what current local working directory is).
  8. Type dir -S . temp.txt which will output all files including subdirectories to temp.txt in your local working folder.

Additional Notes
  • the switch "-S" does not work on certain systems (at least not accompanied with the command to output to a local file. Type dir . temp.txt to output the current remote directory list of files to the local file temp.txt.

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