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 binary. For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.
Ftp supports both ASCII and binary image file transfer types. 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 Additional references.