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Translation Tab (Site Properties Dialog Box)

Getting there

These options control conversion of formatting characters in ASCII data transferred to the client or to the server.

Note: Translation tab settings are not available for SFTP connections.

To server

 

Change tabs to spaces

Specifies that spaces replace tab characters in the server file as it is transferred to the client. Use Spaces per tab to specify how many spaces equal one tab.

 

Spaces per tab

Defines the size of the tab stops used if you change spaces to tabs or tabs to spaces.

 

Read Ctrl-Z as end of file

On the local computer, ASCII text files normally end with a Ctrl-Z (^Z) character. When this check box is selected, file transfer uses Ctrl-Z as the end-of-file marker and strips it from the file being sent. (The FTP Client never sends Ctrl-Z if it is the last character in an ASCII file.)

If you do not want the file transfer to use Ctrl-Z as an end-of-file marker, keep this check box cleared (default); the character count in the file directory entry is used to determine the file length.

From server

 

Change Spaces to Tabs

When this option is selected, tab characters replace consecutive spaces in the server file as it is transferred to the client. Use Spaces per tab to specify how many spaces equal one tab.

 

Write Ctrl-Z at end of file

 

On the local computer, ASCII text files normally end with a Ctrl-Z (^Z) character. If you want a ^Z character added to the file when it is received from the server, keep this check box selected. Some Windows applications require this marker.

 

Delete trailing spaces

Some host text files use fixed-length records to delimit lines; they pad the end of each record with blanks. Select this to remove these spaces in files copied to the local computer.

 

Six digit date on the server represents

Specifies how six digit dates on the server are interpreted. MM represents the month, DD the day, and YY the year.

Additional options

 

Character Sets

Opens the Character Sets dialog box.