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Hi, I have a tectia server installed on windows. We are receiving files from UNIX over SFTP. Since SFTP uses binary mode, we receive unix line feed n, however, our windows process that picks up the files expects windows linefeed rn and hence fails. would like to know if there is any setup/config we can twick on server to convert unix line feed to windows line feed while receiving files?


asked Oct 07 '11 at 17:43

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There is no option on the server side to automatically change line feed. Also newline convention can't be changed in binary mode.

To convert linefeed you can on the client side first switch to ascii mode:

and then set newline convention to transfer. For example to transfer from unix client to windows server:
 ascii dos unix

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answered Oct 14 '11 at 15:54

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