corrupted file?

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Jun 24 05:01:06 CEST 2009

On Jun 23, 2009, at 3:35 PM, Joseph Oreste Bruni wrote:

> Here's the weird part:  If I download the file using Safari I  
> receive the file correctly.
> If I download the file using the command-line "ftp" on either OS X  
> (10.5.7) or FreeBSD (7.2)
> the file appears corrupted and is slightly smaller.
> BUT, if I issue the "binary" command to the command line ftp
> program, the file is retrieved correctly. This is really bizarre  
> because both my local system
> and the remote system are both UNIX so binary is supposed to be the  
> default.


      ascii       Set the file transfer type to network ASCII.  This  
is the default type.

Binary is not the default in the command line ftp program.


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