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#1 Guest_Guest_Mark_*

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Posted 01 June 2003 - 08:31 AM

Can I use CLIENT.SEND or CLIENT.PUT if I have Linux server and Windows workstation to transfer file from Linux to Windows?

What is the difference between CLIENT.SEND and CLIENT.PUT

#2 Bill Loven

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 12:36 PM

:D The CLIENT.PUT retrieves a file from the client and puts it on the server.

The CLIENT.SEND takes a file from the server and sends it to the client.



#3 Andy Jones

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 12:15 AM

Hi, there's two pairs of methods which can be used for transfering files:

Client.Receive -or- Client.Put - Transfers a client-side file to the server.
Client.Send -or- Client.Get - Transfers a file onto the client machine from the server.

I'd stick to one matched pair - either Receive with Send, or their synonyms/aliases Put and Get rather than mixing the two.

Historically, Receive and Send were the only two methods available in the early/beta releases of 4.7/5, but were voted counter-intuitive (back-to-front!).
Client.Receive was often thought to mean that the client would receive the file, where actually it's the server that receives it... :D
Because there could be existing code using them, they couldn't be altered, so the "FTP" standard synonyms Get and Put were added.
I'd suggest using Client.Get & Client.Put as they are probably more obvious in their behaviour, but each to their own!
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 06:08 AM

Thanks Andy

I have one more qouestion: Can I use these methods for transfering files from Linux server to Windows client

#5 Rob Donovan

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 08:03 AM


I have used these on AIX & Compaq Tru64 systems and they have worked fine so they should be fine for Linux also.

These is nothing documented to say thaty they should not be used on Linux...

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#6 Ralph Gadsby

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:15 AM

Be aware, however, that there is no conversion done by these CLIENT methods. This means, for example, that CR LF is not converted to LF when transferring from Windows to UNIX.

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 12:13 PM


It works.

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