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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  EOF  /E-O-F/  n.  [abbreviation,  `End  Of  File']  1.  [techspeak] 
  The  {out-of-band}  value  returned  by  C's  sequential  character-input 
  functions  (and  their  equivalents  in  other  environments)  when  end  of 
  file  has  been  reached.  This  value  is  usually  -1  under  C  libraries 
  postdating  V6  Unix,  but  was  originally  0.  DOS  hackers  think  EOF  is  ^Z, 
  and  a  few  Amiga  hackers  think  it's  ^\.  2.  [Unix]  The  keyboard  character 
  (usually  control-D,  the  ASCII  EOT  (End  Of  Transmission)  character) 
  that  is  mapped  by  the  terminal  driver  into  an  end-of-file  condition. 
  3.  Used  by  extension  in  non-computer  contexts  when  a  human  is  doing 
  something  that  can  be  modeled  as  a  sequential  read  and  can't  go  further. 
  "Yeah,  I  looked  for  a  list  of  360  mnemonics  to  post  as  a  joke,  but  I  hit 
  EOF  pretty  fast  all  the  library  had  was  a  {JCL}  manual."  See  also  {EOL}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  EOF 
 
  End  Of  File 
 
  1.  The  {out-of-band}  value  returned  by  {C}'s  sequential 
  character-input  functions  (and  their  equivalents  in  other 
  environments)  when  end  of  file  has  been  reached.  This  value 
  is  -1  under  {C}  libraries  postdating  V6  Unix,  but  was 
  originally  0. 
 
  2.  The  keyboard  character  (usually  control-D,  the  ASCII  EOT 
  (End  Of  Transmission)  character)  that  is  mapped  by  the  {Unix} 
  terminal  driver  into  an  end-of-file  condition. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-01-18) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  EOF 
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  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
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