Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Using ASCII mode for FTP of text files

Last week, I ran across a common problem -- I had transferred a INI file from Windows to Solaris in binary mode and the file did not work on Solaris. This was obviously due to the difference in newline characters.

I then realized that if we transfer in ASCII mode, then the FTP program automatically converts between windows and unix line feed characters :)
More info at these links:
http://www.editpadpro.com/tricklinebreak.html