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Old 11-25-2013
ASCII mode is what your FTP client calls text mode. This is not a huge leap -- especially when I've been harping about how ASCII only works for text, for pages now.

This is the fourth and last time I will repeat, set your FTP client to binary mode.

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Old 11-26-2013
Changing the transfer mode to Binary before doing the file transfer using winscp worked for the .gz file. Do I have to keep changing the transfer mode every time I transfer different kinds of files? I work with .CSV, .TXT, .DAT etc etc.
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Old 11-26-2013
You can transfer anything in binary mode, but text won't be translated for you. The difference between Windows and UNIX text is small but important -- Windows uses \r\n to end lines, UNIX uses only \n. This may confuse some things but not others.

If you have the dos2unix command, you can use it to translate a file afterwards instead of transferring in text mode. You can also do tr -d '\r' < windowstext > unixtext

Last edited by Corona688; 11-26-2013 at 11:37 AM..
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Old 11-26-2013
Okay, got it...
I do have dos2unix and will use this.
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