I quit

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Sun Jan 9 20:19:31 PST 2005

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 01:42 pm, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> Malcolm Kay wrote:
> >On a MS system you'll probably need to set the file mode to prevent
> >\n being translated to \r\n. It can be quite frustarating to realise
> >this only after hours of download :-
> >
> >ftp> binary
> >
> >
> >Malcolm
> Just "bin" works.  But you'll _absolutely_ want to do
> that.
> <*slight* exaggeration>Why M$ assumes the only thing you'll ever want
> to d/l via ftp is ASCII text </*slight* exaggeration> is beyond me ....

As I recall ftp way back to the year dot assumes text transfers by 
default. It is just that this makes no difference for unix and unix like 
systems. So it needs "bin" on any system that uses other than \n as text 
record terminator including some that use a simple \r (OS9?).


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