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I made a screen shot of my operation as below on WinXP.As the remotehelp says,the size command should be implemented.But I got a invalid command .How can I fix this problem?

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"Invalid command" means that the client doesn't support it. Since the server does, though, you should be able to do something like this:

quote size tags

and if all is well, you'll get a numeric code for the response (should be 213) followed by the filesize.

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thanks a lot. –  SpawnST Sep 1 '10 at 12:52
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If SIZE doesn't work there is nothing you can do locally, it's a problem with the ftp server.

However,
tags is usually the name of a directory(*) and SIZE usually only works on files. So perhaps that's your problem.

(*) In subversion it is customary to organize your project in three top directories called branches, tags and trunk

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Thanks for the quick help.I'm quite sure tags is file since I work on the linux machine of the FTP server.And just now I did this on linux,the message is 550 SIZE not allowed in ASCII mode.. –  SpawnST Sep 1 '10 at 10:08
    
@SpawnST - Have you tried switching to binary mode? –  Nifle Sep 1 '10 at 10:18
    
the switching fix problem on Linux,but on Windows the error still be there. –  SpawnST Sep 1 '10 at 11:54
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