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Transfer Tab (Site Properties Dialog Box)

Getting there

Use this tab to specify how filenames and dates are handled during file transfers to and from the server. The options are:

Download from server options

 

Preserve server file date

Retain the original date stamps associated with downloaded files. If you want files transferred from the server to be date stamped with the time and date when they were transferred, keep this check box cleared.

Notes:

Server file dates will not be preserved if the Display file names only setting on the Directories tab has been enabled.

Server file dates are not preserved when files are dragged to the Windows desktop or Windows Explorer folder. Drag files to the local pane of the FTP Client to preserve file dates.

To retain original server dates in transfers done by a script, you can either load your site settings when you launch the script or add the following line to the beginning of the script:
PRESERVE-FILE-DATE yes

 

 

 

Create Windows file names in 8.3 format

Select to receive host files in the DOS 8.3 filename format.

For example, a file with the name Longfilename.Document will be converted automatically to Longfile.doc when transferred to your PC.

Note: During wildcard transfers with this check box selected, if two long filenames translate to the same DOS 8.3 format name, the second file transferred will overwrite the first when If File Exists is set to Overwrite.To prevent this, change the If File Exists setting to Unique.

 

Try to resume partial binary downloads

 

Select to have the FTP Client try to resume downloading the untransferred portion of files after an interruption.

For more information, see the Resume an Incomplete Server File Download topic.

This feature is not available for SFTP connections.

 

Show download options before transfer

Select this option if you want to be queried for the transfer method (for example, ASCII or binary) and file properties (read-only or hidden) before downloading a new file from the server.

Upload to server options

 

Remove file name extension

Remove the filename extension from files transferred to the host. If an uploaded file's name contains one or more dots, the final dot and any subsequent characters are removed from the filename.

 

Prepend these characters to the file name

Add the specified characters before the filename for files copied to the host. For example, you can use this feature to specify a member name for transfers to an IBM host. If you are connected to an HP POSIX host, the client automatically sets this value to a period followed by a slash (./).

 

Server file name limit

Set a limit to the number of characters in the filename for files transferred to the host. Filenames beyond this limit are truncated.

 

Set case for long file names transferred to server

Select how case is handled in when the transferred filename does not conform to the DOS 8.3 file naming convention.

 

Set case for 8.3 file names transferred to server

Select how case is handled when the transferred filename does conform to the DOS 8.3 file naming convention.

 

Compute space on MVS

By default, the FTP Client computes and preallocates the number of tracks on MVS system based on the local file size. Clear this option to disable this feature. This setting applies to uploads to MVS hosts only.

 

Send SITE command before transfer

Type a SITE command to be executed before a file is uploaded. To find out what SITE commands are supported by the current FTP server, enter this command at the FTP command line:

QUOTE help site

This feature is not available for SFTP connections.

 

Show upload options before transfer

Select this option if you want to be queried for the transfer method (for example, ASCII or binary) and file permission attributes before uploading a new file to the server.

Related Topics

Handle Existing Files (Transfer Mode)

Resume an Incomplete Server File Download

Directories Tab (Site Properties Dialog Box)

Set Time and Date of Downloaded Files