(OT) Recommend FTP Client

Victor Subervi victorsubervi at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 20:48:35 CET 2009


Thanks.
V

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Dave Angel <davea at ieee.org> wrote:

>
>
> Victor Subervi wrote:
>
>> Hi;
>> Someone on this list just recommended I find an ftp client that enables me
>> to change line endings. He indicated that it would be easy, but googling I
>> haven't been able to find one. I would prefer a free client, but whatever.
>> Please send me a recommendation.
>> TIA,
>> Victor
>>
>>
>>
> Try  http://fireftp.mozdev.org/
>
> fireftp is an (free) addon to Firefox.  If you're already using Firefox,
> it's painless to download it, and easy to use.  You can set up account(s)
> complete with passwords and default directories, and then transfer
> individual files or directory trees full just by selecting and pressing the
> Arrow icons (one for upload, one for download).  You can sort by timestamp,
> so it's not hard to just transfer new stuff.
>
>
> One of the Tools->Options tabs is  "Downloads/Uploads".  First box looks
> like:
>
>  When transferring files use:
>              o - Automatic mode
>              o - Binary mode
>              o - ASCII mode
>
>
> According to the help, Automatic mode is very useful for CGI scripts, where
> you specify which extensions will get the line-endings converted.
>         http://fireftp.mozdev.org/help.html
>
> But please understand:  I personally use Binary mode in FireFTP because I'm
> a control freak.  Python can handle Unix line-endings just fine, so any
> files that are bound for CGI I just edit in that mode in the first place.
>
>
> DaveA
>
>
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