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FTP from AS400 to PC adds extra characters

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When I ftp (in ASCII mode) a 256 byte file from the AS400 to a PC  I end up with a 258 byte file on the PC.  Using the "bin" command makes the file unreadable by the PC software that's trying to process it.  How can I get rid of the two extra characters?
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by:SRohit
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Hi robfromroswell,

OS400 and PC should be running the same name format when you transfer the file from one to the other.

On the PC side the Dos FTP command is

'Quote site namefmt 1'

on as400 u can just give

'namefmt 1' only.

I think this will solve your problem

Regards

Rohit

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by:robfromroswell
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I entered the namefmt command on the AS/400 side per your suggestion, but I am still getting a 258 byte file.  
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I have figured out how to do this.   First, you have to copy the file to the IFS.  Then use the 'namefmt 1' command.  Her's a compete example:

To copy the file to the IFS:

CPY OBJ('qsys.lib/pccharge.lib/IN999999.file/credpcch.mbr')  TOOBJ(IN999999)
 
This copied file IN999999, member CREDPCCH, in library PCCHARGE to the IFS and created a stream file named IN999999.
 
Then to ftp the file to the PC, I used these commands:
 
locsite trim 0   This keeps the trailing blanks.

name 1   Changes the file naming format so that you can specify a path name.

lcd /   Changes the AS/400 default directory.

put  IN999999  IN999999

And I used the AS/400 command RMVLNK to delete IN999999 from the IFS.

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