flat ASCII

flat ASCII

(text)
(Or "plain ASCII") Said of a text file that contains only 7-bit ASCII characters and uses only ASCII-standard control characters (that is, has no embedded codes specific to a particular text formatter markup language, or output device, and no meta-characters).

Compare flat file.
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Originally, the goal was to replace, or at least enhance, the command languages then in vogue to access flat ASCII files (and still in existence on many subscription-based search services).
Over 100 file formats are supported including flat ASCII, HTML, word processing, presentation, database, and spreadsheet files.
Merret says that with Vader, u sers will be able to use any client, any Corba objects and any data source, from a flat ASCII file or a wrapped PeopleSoft object.
The magnetic tape version will contain flat ASCII files.