Transfer Modes in FTP
There are two different transfer mode in FTP, ASCII and binary
mode. By default, TurboFTP uses the Auto mode, whereby any file that
matches one of the types (file extensions) specified in [Options | Advanced
| Text file mask] will be transferred in ASCII mode, otherwise it will be
transferred in binary mode.
ASCII transfer mode is an FTP mode used to translate ASCII text files from
one format to another. For example, UNIX file system terminates lines in
a file with a line feed, while Windows and DOS files terminate lines with
a carriage return <CR> and a linefeed <LF>. Selecting this mode
will convert files from one format to the other automatically. Remember
do not use this mode when transferring binary files, since this will end
up with corrupted files.
Binary transfer mode is an FTP mode used to transfer files without modification
or conversion. Files are transferred without conversion resulting in the
same file on the source computer as the destination computer.