I typically use the bash command line when I need to FTP something. I have found that certain FTP servers are not set to binary mode by default and unless I remember to do so, the file sent will be corrupt. Is there a way to set binary mode automatically every time I access a remote ftp server?
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If you want to use ftp, then you can put arbitary commands into the netrc by defining a macro. If the macro is called init, then it will be automatically executed, like this
Any commands between the macdef line and the blank line will be executed as soon as the login is complete.