When I download a file from our companies Linux FTP server it keeps adding extra line breaks to the file, so that the file is double spaced in a normal Windows editor.

I tried opening it in gvim for windows and this warrants a line-break as well as a "^M" at the end of every line, but does not insert the additional line character.

I realize this is probably a \n\r problem between Windows and Linux (I really thought that Windows didn't have issues reading \n\r's but I guess I was wrong). I was just wondering if there was anyway I can configure my ftp client (filezilla) so that it removes these extra characters ("^M").


Try setting the default transfer type to Binary. If that doesn't work try setting it to Auto or ASCII.

  • Yup that did the trick Joe! +1 Thanks! – leeand00 Jan 14 '10 at 16:24
  • Glad to help... – joeqwerty Jan 14 '10 at 16:28

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