[thelist] batch FTP

Joel D Canfield joel at streamliine.com
Tue May 1 11:27:38 CDT 2007

> The problem is its running in binary mode instead of ascii, 

first, to answer your real question: 

    type binary [sets to binary transfer]
    type ascii  [sets to ascii transfer]

like any good command line interface, only enough text is required to make the command unique, so these work just as well:

    type bin
    type asc

unless I'm foggier than I realize, though, it's not a problem that you're using binary, it's A Good Thing.

sending as binary, it simply transfers all the bits, exactly as they are. sending as ascii, it makes certain assumptions about the file, which may or may not always be correct (being, y'know, assumptions)

and if I'm completely wrong, this will be a nice learning experience for me . . .

what exact problem is the other party having?


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