Updated: April 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
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.