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I have setup FTP on Redhat RHEL 4, I want to copy a gz file from a windows machine. The thing is i cant unzip it once its on the linux box, its says its corrupted.

But i can open it ok on windows, i thnk its being corrupted during the copy, what could be wrong?

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You probably forget to switch the transfer mode to binary. The UNIX/Linux systems handles end of line different from Windows/DOS systems. The FTP do a conversion if the transfer mode is ASCII. You should read the manual of your FTP kliens how to switch to binary mode. If you are using a command line version you should use the command binary or bin.

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thanks man!!!! you saved me –  Ngetha Oct 6 '09 at 12:08
    
@ngetha you should accept the answer as a "thank you".. –  rkthkr Oct 6 '09 at 12:52

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