You can specify whether you wish to copy in ASCII or binary format. This transfer mode may need to be reset each time you copy a file if the files you are working on are of different types. The default transfer mode is ASCII. ASCII mode is for text files. When you copy a file to a remote host in ASCII mode, all the Carriage Return (CR) characters, which on your PC are CR + Line Feed (CR LF), are changed to LF only. When you copy an ASCII file to your PC, Distinct FTP Client transforms all the LF characters into CR LF.

Set the binary mode for all files that are not plain text files. This mode can copy correctly any file type. In this mode, no character conversion is done.

  • Files that are generated by word processors or desktop publishers include formatting information and must therefore be transferred as binary files.


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