End-of-Transmission character: Difference between revisions

+graphical repr; relevant, hardly "bloat"
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(+graphical repr; relevant, hardly "bloat")
An EOT is often used to initiate other functions, such as releasing circuits, disconnecting terminals, or placing receive terminals in a [[standby]] condition.<ref name=1037c1996/> Its most common use today is to cause a [[Unix]] [[tty]] driver to signal [[end of file]] and thus exit programs that are awaiting input.
In [[ASCII]] and [[Unicode]], the character is encoded at {{unichar|0004|END OF TRANSMISSION}}. It can be referred to as control-D, <tt>^D</tt> in [[caret notation]]. Unicode provides the character {{unichar|2404|SYMBOL FOR END OF TRANSMISSION}} for when EOT needs to be displayed graphically.
== Meaning in Unix ==