SmartFAQ is developed by The SmartFactory (, a division of InBox Solutions (

What are 'Binary and ASCII' files?
  Requested and Answered by Carnuke on 2004/10/30 17:48:38     3948  reads 
Binary vs Ascii files - Unix uses different signals for the end of a line of text than Windows or Macintosh. This instructs the FTP server to correctly convert the carriage return signals between formats when uploading or downloading ASCII text files. HTML Files [.html, .html], Perl/CGI Files [.pl, .cgi], [php files .php] [database .sql] and Text files [.txt] should all be transferred using ASCII modes.

Any non-text files such as image foramts should be transferred Binary. Many FTP programs recognise these file types and will transfer them in the correct mode if set to automatic transfer.

The comments are owned by the author. We aren't responsible for their content.


Who's Online

68 user(s) are online (2 user(s) are browsing XOOPS FAQ)

Members: 0

Guests: 68



Goal: $100.00
Due Date: Aug 31
Gross Amount: $0.00
Net Balance: $0.00
Left to go: $100.00
Make donations with PayPal!

Did you know ?

that you can open your closed site in the database when you can´t login anymore?

Random question

What is a database?