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ftpconversions(4)					     ftpconversions(4)

       ftpconversions - ftpd conversions database

       The  conversions	 known	by and their attributes are stored in an ASCII
       file that is structured as below.  Each line in	the  file  provides  a
       description  for	 a  single conversion.	Fields are separated by colons

       Field   Description
       1       strip prefix
       2       strip postfix
       3       addon prefix
       4       addon postfix
       5       external command
       6       types
       7       options
       8       description

       strip postfix and addon postfix can be the file extensions or or or The
       file  extensions	 the  ftp  server supports and the action that the ftp
       server performs is summarized in the table below. This feature is  sup‐
       ported only when using the command.
		     │			  │
       True Filename │ Specified Filename │ Action
       filename.Z    │ filename		  │ Decompress file before transmitting
       filename	     │ filename.Z	  │ Compress filename before transmitting
       filename	     │ filename.tar	  │ Tar filename before transmitting
       filename	     │ filename.tar.Z	  │ Tar and compress filename
		     │			  │ before transmitting

       external	 command  field	 is  used  to  specify	the  path  of the pro‐
       gram/script to be used to perform the action specified for the  differ‐
       ent file extensions as described in the above table.

       types  field  indicates the flags that must be checked before compress‐
       ing, decompressing, tarring and untarring the  file  requested  by  the

       options field specifies the options for the program/script specified in
       the external command field.

       description is a short description of each conversion.

       NOTE: The HP-UX command does not support any option to  do  or  If  the
       user  wants  to perform any such action, he/she must then write his/her
       own program/script to do it  and	 specify  the  pathname	 of  the  pro‐
       gram/script  in	the external command field in the file. Also a copy of
       the programs/scripts used to perform the conversions and the respective
       libraries  used	by  the	 programs/scripts must be copied into the home
       directory of each of the and user accounts for the and users to be able
       to perform on-the-fly conversions.

       The  conversions	 mechanism does not currently support the strip prefix
       and addon prefix fields.

       was developed by the Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

       ftpd(1M), ftpaccess(4).


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