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8.4 File Transfer Parameters

The FTP specification specifies many parameters which may affect a file transfer. The type may be one of ‘ascii’, ‘image’ (binary), ‘ebcdic’, and ‘local’ byte size (for PDP-10's and PDP-20's mostly). ftp supports the ‘ascii’ and ‘image’ types of file transfer, plus local byte size 8 for tenex mode transfers.

ftp supports only the default values for the remaining file transfer parameters: mode, form, and struct.