Fetch For Macintosh
Copying Files To An FTP Server
To copy a file from your computer to an FTP Server, perform
the following steps.
Connect to the FTP Server you wish to transfer the file to.
Select the directory (folder) on the FTP Server that you wish to copy the
In left-hand side of the Fetch window, is a list of files on the remote
Double-clicking on a folder icon will display the contents of that folder.
To move up to a previous folder, select its name from the pop-up menu above
the file list.
Click the Put File button.
Fetch will ask you to locate the file you want to transfer. When you have
found the file, click the OK button.
You will be asked to enter the name you want the file to have on the remote
host. Enter the name you want to use. Be aware that most operating systems
(especially unix) do not work well with files that have spaces in their
Select the appropriate transfer format (TEXT, Wrapped TEXT, MacBinary II,
RawData, BinHex, or AppleSingle) by clicking on the Format popup
Used for transferring plain text (or also known as ASCII) files
Use this for transferring plain text, while having Fetch add hard returns
at the end of each line.
MacBinary II is a special format used for transferring non-text Macintosh
files such as executable programs, spreadsheets, graphics, etc. MacBinary
is special because it will retain the icon, and file-type information that
is important to the Macintosh. Only use this format if you know that this
file is going to be retrieved by someone using a Macintosh computer.
This is equivalent the "Binary" mode. It will send the file exactly as
it appears on your disk. Use this mode to transfer non-text Macintosh documents,
such as spreadsheets and word processing files.
This is special format that transforms Macintosh files, into plain text
(ASCII) files. It allows you to retain the icon, file-type information,
and other Macintosh only attributes of a file, without requiring a binary
transfer. Use this mode if you know the person downloading this file will
be using a Macintosh.
This is a newer form of BinHex. Like BinHex, it converts Macintosh files,
along will all their special attributes, into text file. But unlike BinHex,
AppleSingle is part of the international MIME standard. It is currently
not as popular as BinHex.
Click the OK button to start the transfer of the file from your
computer to the FTP server.