Ftp: binary

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Ftp: binary

Sets the file transfer type to binary.



? binary
Displays help for the binary command.

  • Ftp supports both ASCII and binary image file transfer types. You should use binary when transferring executable files. In binary mode, files are transferred in one-byte units. For more information about ASCII file transfer, see Ftp: ascii in Related Topics.

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