FTP File-Naming Conventions
Daniel Albano (1)
danielt1 at nypl.north-york.on.ca
Wed Oct 23 12:09:52 EDT 1996
On Wed, 23 Oct 1996, Diane Madrigal wrote:
> I am looking for information on naming conventions for FTP files. I know
> that there are standard extensions used to indicate the document's format,
> but I'm only aware of a few of the more basic ones (e.g. .txt for ASCII
> text, .pdf for Acrobat Adobe, .w61 for WordPerfect 6.1). Can someone
> point me to a more comprehensive list?
I don't believe that there are any "naming" conventions
for "FTP files". The conventions for file names depend,
in general, on the originating system. Thus, a .COM file
from an MSDOS system is an executable binary file; a .COM
file from a VMS system is a DCL file; a .ini file from
an MSDOS system may be a windows startup file or a Kermit
Note that not all ASCII text files are the same, either.
Daniel Albano daniel at nypl.north-york.on.ca
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