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Old 03-01-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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A problem I am having in general with any FTP client I've used is the ability of the client to automatically determine when it should make transfers in ASCII or binary mode in auto mode -- correctly.

A very specific problem is that developers often encode portions of their software products with Zend or Ioncube. I am familiar with PHP scripts encoded with Zend.

I am looking for a way to have .php files checked for the presence of: <?php @Zend on line 1 and then make the transfer in binary mode. If @Zend is not present on line 1, then the transfer should be done in ASCII mode.

It seems like a special addition to the "auto" transfer mode could be added to the product to do this sort of thing ...

When transferring files of type: *.php
check line: n
to see if it contains: xxxxxxxxx
and if it does, transfer the file in: < Binary/ASCII >

In my example, it would look like this ---

When transferring files of type: *.php
check line: 1
to see if it contains: @Zend
and if it does, transfer the file in: Binary

A whole set of rules like this would greatly tailor the software to any individual user. I would love it!
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Old 03-02-2005, 08:25 AM   #2
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This is not as easy to implement as you describe i'm afraid. If you would want this to work you would actually need 2 transfers for each file. The first "transfer" would only get the first few bytes to check the header basically, then FlashFXP would need to initiate the second transfer to get the file in the appropiate mode. This kind of overhead would be out of the question if you ask me.
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:08 AM   #3
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I don't think your suggestion is very reliable either, who is to say that '@Zend' for example will be on line 1. For any reason at all there could be something else first, or even a blank line.
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:04 PM   #4
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It must be on line 1 ... as long as the line contains @Zend, some portion of the content that follows is encoded.
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Old 03-15-2005, 01:32 PM   #5
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This is the single feature I'd also like to see in FlashFXP.

Working with a lot of Zend encoded files, it is unfortunate I need to switch to alternate program merely for this task when I find FlashFXP the superior and preferred choice for all other FTP tasks.

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Old 03-15-2005, 03:59 PM   #6
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just remove .php from the ascii list. there is no reason all php files can't be sent in binary mode.
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Old 03-15-2005, 04:07 PM   #7
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W00t! Turns out to be a very effective visit to the support forum!

Thank you kindly for your support.
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