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Hi Scott,

Thanks for your input ...

The file being retrieved from the linux ftp server is in ascii.

If I use ascii mode on the transfer the file is converted to ebcidic.

If I use bin(ary) mode it is not converted. (I know as this was my first
thought and I tried it)

Now I am presuming ccsid's come into this somehow to convert from ascii to
ebcidic but I do not know how.

Or do I need to ftp the file to the IFS and then copy it specifying the
from ccsid ?

Our current solution of checking and replacing the EOL character(s) is
working but is realy a brute force and ignorance solution.

As we are likely to encounter more unix/linux ftp servers in the future
having a more specific approach is preferable.

And I presume we will have exactly the same issues using sftp/scp

I am sure others have had this issue or will have so hopefully there is a
simple process providing the solution..



From: "Scott Klement" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 16/02/2023 06:45 AM
Subject: Re: FTP from unix/linux system causing EOL issues
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Don,

Indeed, that is the way ASCII mode is supposed to work. in ASCII mode,
the sending computer converts the end-of-lines to CRLF (hex 0d0a). The
receiving computer should, then, convert these to it's own native format.

For example, if you are on a Windows PC and connecting to Unix, when you
switch to ASCII mode, it will send CRLF, and since it's the norm on
Windows, it'd keep it as-is when saving the file.

On the other hand, if you are on a Unix machine, the receiving FTP
client would convert the CRLF to just LF. Because that's the norm on

This is the purpose of ASCII mode.

Since IBM i does not really have a standard between LF and CRLF, it will
just save the CRLF.

Maybe you should be receiving the data using binary mode so that it's
not converted?


On 2/15/23 1:30 AM, Don Brown via MIDRANGE-L wrote:
We are transferring files from a new ftp server hosted on a unix/linux

The transfer is using ascii mode

If you look at the ascii file there are CRLF (0A0D) at the end of each

After ftp'ing the file directly to a physical file we have a end of line
character of hex 0D

Here is an example

Our process to then read the file wich is in csv format was then failing
on the end of line character.

We have added some code to replace the hex 0D with a blank and this has
enabled the file to be processed but I have not been able to find any
other option.

So just asking the group if someone has hit this issue before and how
resolved the problem

With files that we ftp from a windows server there is no end of line
character at all as per the following example

Pay Period,,2302,,Account Number ,,4770,,,,,,,,,,

Any suggestions welcomed


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