end of file
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end of file[¦end əv ′fīl]
Termination or point of completion of a quantity of data; end of file marks are used to indicate this point.
Automatic procedures to handle tapes when the end of an input or output tape is reached; a reflective spot, called a record mark, is placed on the physical end of the tape to signal the end.
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