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Text files uploading as binary (5 posts)

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  • Started 12 years ago by gnatphoto
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from m5comp
  • gnatphoto Member

    I am suddenly having a problem that I have not had before with Fetch.

    I suddenly can't get it to upload any file as text. It is uploading all files as binary, regardless of what I have selected (Text vs. Automatic). I even have Automatic defaulting to Text in the Prefs. Has anyone had this problem before? Why is it ignoring that I have "Text" selected?

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Are you using Fetch 3.0.3? If so, the way you specify the upload format is in a dialog that comes up after you press Put File... and select the file to upload; the radio buttons in the transfer window only affect downloads.

    In Fetch 4.0 there are pop-up menus in the transfer window for setting both the upload format and the download mode.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • m5comp Member

    Fetch 3.0.3 uploaded .css files as text files by default, but when I tried uploading a .css file with 4.0, it was uploaded as a binary file. I had to change Fetch's suffix mappings to make .css files upload as text files.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hmm, I'd expect Fetch to upload the .css files in text format if they had the "TEXT" file type.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • m5comp Member

    The file type was definitely TEXT, and 4.0 kept uploading them as binary files until I changed the suffix mappings.

    Posted 12 years ago #

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