ASCII (Change File Type to ASCII)

The ASCII IBM® i FTP client subcommand sets the file transfer type to ASCII format.

FTP client subcommand


There are two basic file types you can use when transferring files with FTP: ASCII and BINARY. ASCII files are plain text files. They can have extensions like .txt or have no extension at all. BINARY files are programs or other non-text files saved in the file format of the application that created them or archived or compressed file formats.

Use the ASCII transfer type when transferring text files to or from an ASCII system that does not support EBCDIC representation. ASCII is the default transfer type. The FTP server does not associate a vertical format control to the file. ASCII only supports the default format NON PRINT.