Ftp: ascii

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Ftp: ascii

Sets the file transfer type to ASCII.



  • ? ascii
    Displays help for the ascii command.
  • The file transfer type is ASCII by default.

  • In ASCII mode, character conversions to and from the network standard character set are performed. For example, end-of-line characters are converted as necessary, based on the target operating system.

  • Ftp supports both ASCII and binary image file transfer types. You should use ASCII when transferring text files. For more information about binary file transfer, see Ftp: binary in Related Topics.

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Format Meaning


Information that the user must supply


Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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Code or program output

See Also


Ftp subcommands
Ftp: binary
Command-line reference A-Z
Command shell overview