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.
>
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