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Upload File formats...is Text setting ASCII? (3 posts)
- Started 10 years ago by PJConnors
- Latest reply 10 years ago from PJConnors
I am uploading a php file to my host server and Flashloaded, the author of ezForm, requires the file to be uploaded and saved in ASCII format. Is the "Text" setting in Fetch that format? If not, how do I make it that. I authored the script in old OS9 Simpletext, although I am now primarily running OS10.3.9. The text editor in OS10 saves in richtext format. I assume there is some difference between that and Simpletext because it didn't work as a source file for dynamic text in Flash but old simpletext does.
Scott McGuire Administrator
It sounds like you need to solve two problems - how to create a plain-text file, and then how to make sure it's uploaded as ASCII text in Fetch.
You are correct that a file saved in RichText will not work as properly as a php file. In the Mac OS X TextEdit, you can force a file to be saved as plain text by choosing Format > Make Plain Text before saving your file. Or you are going to be doing a lot of text editing on your Mac, may want to look into TextWrangler, which is a free plain-text editor for Mac OS X.
If you are using Fetch 5 or later, Fetch should automatically upload files that have a .php extension as ASCII files - you shouldn't need to change the format.
However, if you want to make sure that you are uploading in ASCII format, after you make a connection in Fetch, go to the Remote menu, to the Format submenu, and choose Text, which is the same as ASCII.
Let us know if you have any more questions.
Thank you for the help. I am using an old Fetch, 3.0.3, which has the option to upload as text, so I should assume that is ASCII as well. The old SimpleText saves files as .txt files which I assume is plain text, so I should be fine with all I am doing now. Just need to get the PHP to work, but that is for someone else's forum. Thanks again.
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