binary mode

Terry Lincoln
Tue Jan 18 22:04:00 GMT 2000


Chris G. Faylor <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2000 at 06:57:13PM -0500, wrote:
> >How do I set it to binary mode?
> You slowly walk up to it, whistling casually, affecting an unconcerned
> demeanor.
> When you are within striking distance, languidly point behind it, and
> ask "Hmm.  Is that a fiddler crab?"
> When it excitedly turns to view the fictious crab, move, snake-like
> and grab it by the hind legs.
> Swing it over your head clockwise seven times and then (this is
> important) skid it to halt, allowing no more than three bumps as it
> slowly winds down.  It is important to maintain a firm grip and
> spin rapidly as it may try to bite.
> It will now be in "binary mode".  You will be able to verify this
> because you will be seeing double (i.e., binary).
> To take it out of "binary mode" repeat the above process but spin
> in a *counter-clockwise* fashion.
> cgf
The alternative method would be to type 'binary' at the `ftp>' prompt.

W. Terry Lincoln
Senior Solution Developer [Linux Registered User #99583]
Ciber corporation
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