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I am a newbie to ftp and sftp as well as Linux. Can you please advise what is the default mode of file transfer in sftp? I know in ftp, we have transfer modes (binary and ascii).

It would also be great if you can provide any link or document which can provide me clear understanding of SCP, SSH and SFTP.

P.S. I have been suggested to move here from stackoverflow getting -1 point there.

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They asked to move here? !! –  Web-E Sep 1 '12 at 15:13
    
looked up into en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSH_File_Transfer_Protocol , but couldn't find anything for file transfer mode. –  aka_learner Sep 1 '12 at 15:50

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According to http://www.weonlydo.com/SFTPdll/Help/wodSFTPLib~wodSFTP~TransferMode.html : "the sftp protocol does not distinguish between binary and ascii transfer modes". Presumably the Wikipedia pages are a good starting point for finding out more about these topics.

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