I uploaded a text file to an FTP server and found that the size of the file on server is smaller than the local one.

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Created On: 30 Sep 2005 03:33 AM

Answer You are connected to a UNIX server. TurboFTP automatically detects you are transferring an ASCII file and by default transfers it in ASCII mode, whereby the UNIX server will convert it to UNIX text format. While a line in text file of DOS format has a Line Feed and Carriage Return pair (LF/CR), the UNIX format only has a line feed. That is why the size becomes smaller after the text file is uploaded.