Ftp: ascii

Published: May 3, 2010

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Sets the file transfer type to ASCII. For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.


  • The default file transfer type is ASCII.

  • In ASCII mode, character conversions to and from the network standard character set are performed. For example, end-of-line characters are converted as necessary, based on the target operating system.

  • Ftp supports both ASCII and binary image file transfer types. Use ASCII when transferring text files. For more information about binary file transfer, see Ftp: binary in Additional references.

Set the file transfer type to ASCII.


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