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Ascii vs Binary FTP Transfers


Ascii Vs. Binary FTP Transfers
There are two common modes for transferring files via FTP: Ascii and Binary.

Ascii mode
Transfers files as 'text'. Examples of ascii files would be .txt, .asp, .html, and .php files.

Binary mode
Transfers files as raw data. Examples of binary files would be .wav, .jpg, .gif, and mp3 files.

NOTE: If you are transferring files from Windows to a Unix based server, Ascii mode will strip out the CR (carriage return) characters found at the end of each line. You may notice that the file you uploaded is smaller than your local file. This is completely normal and is nothing to worry about.


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