Unix/NT file conversion problems

Mike Pelley mike at pelley.com
Fri Nov 27 15:41:44 GMT 1998

>We are having some problems - the majority of our files require ascii
>transfers between our unix servers and PCs. They are however being
>transferred as binary for some reason even though they are just plain
>text files. This means (when going from unix to pc) the files come down
>without a carriage return at the end of lines. And when going from pc to
>unix they end up with  ^M on the end of each line. Anyone have any

All transfers via Samba are 'binary' - the ascii text conversion is a
feature of FTP, but it is not automatic.  Samba cannot tell the difference
between text and binary files, and transfers everything as binary.

CU!  Mike.

Mike Pelley
mike at pelley.com

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