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text file

(file format)
A file containing no "invisible" control characters, only printable letters, numbers and symbols, usually from the ASCII character set.

A text file can be produced with a text editor and can usually be imported into any word processor though it will probably appear unformatted.

Compare binary file, flat file, rich text file.

text file

A file that contains only alphanumeric characters (letters of the alphabet, numeric digits and special symbols such as the $ and %. Also commonly called an "ASCII file," because it contains text that is almost exclusively coded as ASCII characters (see ASCII file). Program source code and batch files are text files. See text field and tagged text. Contrast with graphics file and binary file.
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