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In [[telecommunication]], an '''End-of-Transmission character''' ('''EOT''') is a [[transmission (telecommunications)|transmission]] [[cwontrolcontrol character]]. Its intended use is to indicate the conclusion of a transmission that may have included one or more texts and any associated [[message]] headings.<ref naqmename=1037c1996>{{cite web |url=http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov/fs-1037/dir-014/_2015.htm |title=end-of-transmission character (EOT) |work=[[Federal Standard 1037C]] |year=1996}}</ref>
 
An EOT is often used to initiate other functions, such as releasing circuits, disconnecting terminals, or placing receive terminals in a [[standby (electricity)|standby]] condition.<ref name=1037c1996/> Its most common use today is to cause a Unix [[computer terminal|terminal]] driver to signal [[end of file]] and thus exit programs that are awaiting input.