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st: Re: corruption

From   Kit Baum <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: Re: corruption
Date   Tue, 30 Nov 2004 08:25:58 -0500

Yes; if the file is mistakenly FTPd as TEXT rather than BINARY, what you describe is just about what I have seen. Make sure that the BNARY switch is set, since FTP clients may not know what to do with a .dta file. (Same goes for Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, etc.,. but those have proper MIME types, so FTP clients tend to know that they are binary).

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics

On Nov 30, 2004, at 2:33 AM, statalist-digest wrote:

Has anybody ever
experienced a .dta file getting corrupted by being tranfered via ftp?
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