ASCII mode transfer doesn't work
|hkdragon2, Tim Kosse
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This has been reported at least twice before (tickets 614075, 580087), but as of the current version v2.1.7, FileZilla is still incapable of using ASCII mode for SFTP transfers. I am attempting to transfer Perl scripts but cannot use FileZilla because of this problem.
I want to use FileZilla because my current FTP client, WS_FTP LE, doesn't support SFTP; my server is being changed to SFTP only soon. Regardless of whether I download a particular file from my server, setting the file extension in Edit :: Settings :: ASCII / Binary :: ASCII file, or manually specify Transfer :: Transfer Type :: ASCII, the file is downloaded in Binary mode. If I download the same file with WS_FTP it is downloaded correctly in ASCII mode.
I understand that some versions of SFTP don't have an ASCII transfer mode. If that is the case, either the options for ASCII / Binary should all be greyed out when connected via SFTP, or preferably SFTP would itself handle the ASCII / Binary conversion...