Set FTP transfer mode to ASCII
Download a text file from an FTP server, using the ASCII transfer mode.
First, connect to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) FTP server.
ftpobj = ftp('ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov')
ftpobj = FTP Object host: ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov user: anonymous dir: / mode: binary
The default transfer mode is binary. When you download a text file, you can use ASCII mode instead so that newline characters are converted correctly.
Set the transfer mode to ASCII. To show the current transfer mode, display the FTP object.
ftpobj = FTP Object host: ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov user: anonymous dir: / mode: ascii
Download a text file and close the connection.
Display the beginning of
README.txt. To read the copy of
README.txt downloaded to your computer, use the
readme = fileread('README.txt'); readme(1:95)
ans = ' Welcome to the NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)'
ftpobj— Connection to FTP server
Connection to an FTP server, specified as an FTP object.