Translation Tab (Transfer Settings Dialog Box)

Getting there

The options are:

Translation options for ASCII transfers

Translation to host

 

Change tabs to spaces

When selected, tab characters are expanded to spaces in the host file. Reflection replaces each tab character with the number of spaces necessary to fill out to the next tab stop, as specified in the Spaces per tab box.

Note: This option is not related to the Tabs tab in the Terminal Setup dialog box.

 

Read CTRL-Z as end of file

When selected, file transfer uses Ctrl-Z as the end-of-file marker, and strips it from the file being sent. Otherwise, the character count in the file directory is used to determine the file length.

Translation from host

 

Change spaces to tabs

Select to use tab characters to replace consecutive spaces in the host file, and save local disk space. Reflection replaces consecutive spaces that fill out to the next tab stop, as specified by the Spaces per tab box, with a tab character.

Many PC applications interpret embedded tabs as standard, 8-column tab stops. Clear this check box if your PC program cannot interpret embedded tabs to indicate column tab stops.

 

Write CTRL-Z at end of file

Select to add a Ctrl-Z (^Z) character to the end of a file when it is received. On the PC, ASCII text files normally end with ^Z, and many PC applications require this marker.

This setting also affects whether an end-of-file marker is added in Reflection macros that use the Open, PrintFile, and FlushPrinter methods.

 

Delete trailing spaces

Select to save local disk space. Some host text files use fixed-length records to delimit lines; they pad the end of each record with blanks. Most PC text processing programs use a carriage return and linefeed sequence to delimit lines and paragraphs, and thus do not need blanks preceding a delimiter.

 

Spaces per tab

Set the number of tab stops used if you convert tabs to spaces.

Filename translation options

 

Change spaces to underscores when sending

Select to convert spaces in filenames to underscores in files sent to the host. If your host does not support spaces in filenames, this prevents the host from modifying the filename or rejecting the transfer.

Note: This option is ignored if, from the Transfer dialog box, in the Host file names box, you type a new filename: the file is transferred and stored as you type it.

 

Change underscores to spaces when receiving

Select to convert underscores in filenames to spaces in files received from the host.

By selecting this option in conjunction with the Change spaces to underscores when sending option, you satisfy the conventions of both the PC and the host, yet maintain the appearance of an unchanged file name: The name change occurs, but is transparent to both the PC and the host.

This option applies at all times when you use the WRQ/Reflection protocol, and also applies to Kermit and Zmodem transfers when the File name translation check box is selected on the corresponding protocol tabs in the Transfer Settings dialog box.

Note: This option is ignored if, from the Transfer dialog box, in the Local file names box, you type a new filename: the file is transferred and stored as you type it.

 

Truncate received filenames to 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.

This option applies at all times when you use the WRQ/Reflection protocol, and also applies to Kermit and Zmodem transfers when the File name translation check box is selected on the corresponding protocol tabs in the Transfer Settings dialog box.

Note: This option is ignored if, from the Transfer dialog box, in the Local file names box, you type a new filename: the file is transferred and stored as you type it.

Related Topics

Configure File Transfer