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ftp (ntrans) command

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I am connecting to a non-UNIX remote computer which
requires a different naming comvention.  I am invoking
FTP from the UNIX side.  I want to convert all lowercase
filenames (UNIX side) to uppercase filenames (non-UNIX side)
using ftp (NO SCRIPTS).
I tried the following command:

ntrans abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
     This should have converted all characters to uppercase.

The ntrans command will not work, using the above format.  
It only allows 16 characters to be converted.

If I type 'status' at the FTP prompt, the following is returned:

ftp> status
No proxy connection.
Mode: stream; Type: ascii; Form: non-print; Structure: file
Verbose: on; Bell: off; Prompting: off; Globbing: on
Store unique: off; Receive unique: off
Case: off; CR stripping: on
Ntrans: (in) abcdefghijklmnop (out) ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP
              ^^^^ Only allows 16 chars. ^^^^^

QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to format the ntrans command to
allow all 26 letters?

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Well, I went to the man page for ftp on my Solaris 2.5.1 system and it tells me:

Only 16 characters can be  translated  when  using  the ntrans  command  under ftp.  Use case (described above) if needing to convert the entire alphabet.

So it seems that indeed you cannot use ntrans, but as you see you should try the "case" command. Which does a mapping from local lower case to remote upper case letters.

Hope this helps,

Peter (pxh@mpe-garching.mpg.de)

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