Downloading pdf from ftp is corrupting it


I am trying to do something very simple. I have a PDF sitting in my root (I'm on a mac). So, first, I want to upload the pdf from the terminal:

curl -T myPDF.pdf

then, I download it:

[then it asks for my password, and I type it]
get myPDF.pdf

and this downloads the pdf to my local machine. Then, I open up the PDF, and it's corrupted.

So somewhere in the process of uploading it or downloading it, the PDF gets corrupted. Ideas?

Best Answer

Transfer it in binary mode instead of ASCII.

curl -T myPDF.pdf -Q "TYPE I"

And then for the download, before you type your get command, type binary to set the ftp client to binary transfer mode.

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