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how send file plain through ftp

Erick Flores Rivas
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how send file plain through ftp


not a plain file.
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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: how send file plain through ftp

Is this an error message?

You need to provide more info on the source & target OS versions and what type of file you are sending.
Perhaps you need to use the "bin" command to enable binary transfers?
Steven E. Protter
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Re: how send file plain through ftp

Shalome Erick,

is it a plain file or not.

You could try sftp which figures out the file type by itself.

if not, its probably an ascii file transfer of a binary vile or vice versa.

file

Might help.

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Steven Schweda
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Re: how send file plain through ftp

This may be among the worst problem
descriptions of all time.

Please explain (or better, show) what you're
doing.

If there's a file involved, "ls -l" can be
informative. Perhaps you could try it.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: how send file plain through ftp

A quick Google search for this (what may be
an) error message suggests that you may be
trying to transfer a directory, or named
pipe, or some other exotic entity. With no
useful information, it's hard to say.

> [...] "ls -l" can be informative. [...]

"ls -ld" may work better on some things.

http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Re: how send file plain through ftp

You can change the Ftp mode to binary and then do mput
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Jupinder Bedi
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Re: how send file plain through ftp

ftp or sftp servername

ftp> cd pathname
ftp> bin
ftp> hash
ftp > mget or mput filename



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