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RE: Question with binary transferts

From: Giltay Frédéric <>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 14:45:11 +0200


It seems that I was wrong and that the transfers were in binary mode. It was
the person shose site I uploaded onto who made a mistake.
And since you told me I had an old version, I tried to download a new one.
But I don't know which one to take. Here are the information I have about
the computer I use it with:

And that's it.
My other problem is that I have no C compiler installed on that computer and
don't have administrators privileges so I can only executes already compiled
programs (curl652 was one).
Can you tell me how to get a newer version that I could run.


> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Daniel Stenberg []
> Envoyé : lundi 14 mai 2001 13:34
> À : Curl Mailinglist
> Objet : Re: Question with binary transferts
> On Mon, 14 May 2001, Giltay Frédéric wrote:
> > I'm new to this mailing list.
> Welcome!
> > I just began using curl (v 652).
> ... that version is now more than a year old. Lots of
> improvements have been
> made since that was released...
> > I tried to upload on a ftp server with this command line
> but the upload
> > appears to be in ascii mode. How can I force the binary mode?
> Binary mode should be default. There's no way to enable
> binary, you can only
> enabled ASCII!
> Does it really issue 'TYPE A' to the server? Can you show us
> a trace from the
> ftp session? (with -v)
> Please try this with a much more recent version. It is likely
> to work better
> then.
> > And another thing, the files I've already downloaded are
> very big and I'd
> > like to try not to download them again. Is there a way to
> convert the
> > file to appear the samed way as if I'd used the binary
> transfer mode?
> That is entirely depending on what kind of conversion that
> took place. Often,
> that post-transfer conversion is not possible.
> --
> Daniel Stenberg -- curl dude --
Received on 2001-05-14