• Subject: Re: File transfere with FTP to a PC
  • From: Peter Coffin <phcoffin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 17:21:19 -0500

Rich writes:

> I'm trying to transfer a fixed length file to a PC.  When I get this file
> to the PC using FTP it is no longer fixed length.... Example 80 characters.
> The carriage return is place after the last character of the record.

I usually end up defining an end-of-record marker and building the data file
with an additional 1-character field to hold it. '+' has stayed '+' on all the
platforms I've encountered. That prevents ftp from stripping blanks during an
ASCII transfer.

Peter H. Coffin
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