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beginning of file (BOF)

The BOF character, Beginning of File, is a control character added to the beginning of a file by the operating system. Application programs can use it to determine the beginning of a file. The BOF character is added by the operating system before the first byte and makes it clear that the file follows this character.... The end of a file is set by the EOF character, End of File (EOF).

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Englisch: beginning of file - BOF
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