Short for end-of-file mark, a special character or sequence of characters that marks the end of a file. Operating systems need to keep track of where every file ends. There are two techniques for doing this: One is to put a special end-of-file mark at the end of each file. The other is to keep track of how many characters are in the file.
In many operating systems, including DOS and OS/2, the end-of-file mark is CTRL -Z.
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Short for end-of-line mark, a special character or sequence of characters that marks the end of a line. For many programs, the EOL character is CTRL -M (carriage return) or CTRL -J (new line). End-of-line can also be abbreviated EOLN.
Short for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, EPEAT is a procurement tool designed to help large volume purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare, and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. Manufacturers use an online registration process to identify which criteria each of their products meets. Products are […]
Short for electronic programming guide, EPG is a program used by viewers to select a channel on digital television systems. An EPR can be found on tuner boxers for satallite or cable TV, DVRs, and now even on TVs and DVD recorders. The EPG is an on-screen menu that allows the viewer navigate the channels […]
Short for electrically programmable logic device, an integrated circuit that is comprised of an array of programmable logic devices that do not come pre-connected; the connections are programmed electrically by the user.
Short for emergency power off; also referred to as an EPO switch. A button or switch that shuts down the power in a room or network of electrical circuits. Typically used in data centers, where there are large amounts of computers using large amounts of electricity, the EPO is meant to be activated by a […]