Auto detecting file transfer mode

File transfer by ftp protocol can be performed in two modes - binary and ASCII. The first is used for binary files transfer, the second - for text files. Incorrect choice of this parameter can lead to file corruption on destination side. Such files as .htaccess or .procmailrc must be uploaded to the server only in ASCII mode.

Autodetection of transfer mode is implemented the following way. FTPGetter stores a list of file extensions that should be transferred in ASCII mode. If the extension is in the list - ASCII mode is chosen automatically. Default mode is binary.

ASCII transfer mode is used when performing profile tasks for file types specified in the list. You can add, edit or delete file types from the list using corresponding buttons

To add, change or delete extensions from this list use FTPGetter common settings dialog.