file header


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file header

[′fīl ‚hed·ər]
(computer science)
A set of words comprising the file name and various characteristics of the file, found at the beginning of a file stored on magnetic tape or disk.
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The information stored in the file header can be used by system analysis and signal visualization tools.
The TEI's Committee on Text Documentation produced the recommendations for the electronic text file header.
This allowed the file header from the bottom file to show through, eliminating the problem.
I found no tool that provided this last bit of data; the only piece of useful advice I found was to view the file header in a hex editor.