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cannot put in files as ASCII text!!!!! (5 posts)

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  • Started 12 years ago by mpxxxxx
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • mpxxxxx Member

    No matter what I do, I cannot upload a file into my folder as an ASCII text! I do all the right things, like pick Text instead of Automatic etc. but it refuses to be accepted as text. It says UNKNOWN Format, even though I KNOW it is a text file! (Possibly the problem is the suffix to the file? X.conf?) What is happening??? (I don't THINK I am being stupid, but who knows?) I am using a Mac G4, OS 9.1, Fetch 4.0something.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If you choose "Text" from the Format pop-up menu Fetch will upload as ASCII text. Fetch always says "Unknown format" initially when you start a download, until it figures out how it is handling the transfer.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • mpxxxxx Member

    I set it to TEXT but it uploads as something else. Could it be the Linux server that is the problem?

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • mpxxxxx Member

    To clarify the above:
    IT is really odd that when I try and upload a text file, then change the suffix of the file after the dot to something else it ceases to be recognized as a text file anymore. So
    d.txt
    to
    d.comp
    turns the file from ASCII text to an unknown format.
    What is going on? Is this the server, or Fetch - and why????? Please somebody, HELP!

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Changing the name does not change the file contents, but it does change what Fetch thinks the contents are. So Fetch will display a different label in the Kind field of the file list, and may download the file in a different mode (Binary instead of Text, for instance). You can keep that from happening by adding a suffix mapping for the new extension.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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