[tz] Programmatic way of determining the latest release number?

Paul G paul at ganssle.io
Sat Apr 30 08:51:26 UTC 2016

Yeah, that's how I'm doing it here: https://github.com/dateutil/tzdata

If you want, I store a metadata file on a mirror of the tzdata archive here: https://dateutil.github.io/tzdata/ 

The latest metadata is always at: https://dateutil.github.io/tzdata/zonefile_metadata/zonefile_metadata.json

Note that I run the update script manually, so there's a (short) lag between new releases and updates to the metadata file.

On April 30, 2016 3:57:19 AM EDT, Zefram <zefram at fysh.org> wrote:
>Jon Skeet wrote:
>>latest version number in some other easily-retrievable
>You can do an FTP NLST on the /tz/releases directory, and search
>the list for the highest version number.
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