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end of file (EOF)

To enable application programs to detect the end of a file, the End of File (EOF) control character is added at the end of the file. The EOF character is added by the operating system at the end of the file after the last byte and makes it clear that no further data follows this character. The beginning of a file is set by the BOF character, Beginning of File (BOF).

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Englisch: end of file - EOF
Updated at: 13.12.2011
#Words: 71
Links: application (app), file, control character (CC), operating system (OS), byte (B)
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