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Old 04-20-2005, 10:15 AM
bowertech bowertech is offline
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SFX "File transfer type" brainstorm

I was about to complain that I found it cumbersome to drag a file in SFX and just as I release it, I think -- shoot, should I have made a point of transferring that in ascii? or binary? What will SFX think is the right way to transfer the file? Then I hunt through the transfer window for where it says what transfer type it's using. If I'm lucky, the file takes long enough that I can see it says what I want it to say.

Then I realized what I think might be a good solution: what do you think about allowing the decision of using an ascii transfer after it has already finished? ie. make all downloads binary transfers, and give the ability to do the conversion to ASCII mode afterward? Essentially it's like putting the 'dos2unix' command into SFX, I suppose. Then upon re-upload to the same server, use the transfer type that was used for download.

Shoot, well it sounded like a good idea when I started writing it down. Now I'm not so sure. But perhaps you'll find something useful in it.
Old 04-22-2005, 12:06 PM
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Maureen Maureen is offline
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Thanks for posting. In the Global Options, there's an option that allows you to set the "Default transfer type" to "Prompt for type". When this option is set, if SecureFX doesn't know what the file type is, it will prompt you. To see which files SecureFX knows about, go to the File Types page in the Global Options dialog. I was wondering if this option would help with the issue you described.


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