Pete/Richard: There is a usable FTP client as part of WIN95. Sure its not graphical, but it does the job pretty well and you can create a script file with all the FTP subcommands and then automate the download. At a DOS prompt type FTP, it will prompt you for the rest. To execute a FTP script, use ftp -n -s:xxxxxxx.yy where xxxxxx.yy is the name of the text file containg your FTP sub commands. HTH, Carl At 09:12 PM 12/12/97 -0600, you wrote: >Richard Baird wrote: >> >> The problem lies in the fixed record length nature of source files. All >> the records have padded spaces at the end, making it more difficult to >> edit using pc based editors. It's not a big deal, just an annoyance. >> >> My question is this, does anyone have a decent way of downloading fixed >> length records, but only transfering the non-blank portions of the >> records, I assume by somehow appending a carriage return to the end of >> each record? >> > >Here's an opportunity to exploit the behavior of FTP that everyone else >is moaning about. See if it doesn't truncate the records for you. If it >does the trick, get a copy of WS_FTP. It works fine with the AS/400 as >long as you configure it as if you were talking to another PC, doesn't >cost much, can be downloaded for free, and is easier to use and faster >than client access file transfer. > >-- >Pete Hall >email@example.com >http://www.inwave.com/~peteh/ >+--- >| This is the Midrange System Mailing List! >| To submit a new message, send your mail to "MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com". >| To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. >| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org >+--- > Carl J. Galgano http://cgalgano.home.mindspring.com mailto:email@example.com EDI Consulting Services, Inc. 540 Powder Springs Street Suite C19 Marietta, GA 30064 770-422-2995 +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to "MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com". | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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