ⓘ Line, text file. In computing, a line is a unit of organization for text files. A line consists of a sequence of zero or more characters, usually displayed with ..

                                     

ⓘ Line (text file)

In computing, a line is a unit of organization for text files. A line consists of a sequence of zero or more characters, usually displayed within a single horizontal sequence.

Depending on the file system or operating system being used the number of characters on a line may either be predetermined or fixed, or the length may vary from line to line. Fixed-length lines are sometimes called records. With variable-length lines, the end of each line is usually indicated by the presence of one or more special end-of-line characters, such as a line feed or carriage return.

A blank line usually refers to a line containing zero characters not counting any end-of-line characters; though it may also refer to any line that does not contain any visible characters consisting only of whitespace.

Some tools that operate on text files e.g., editors provide a mechanism to reference lines by their line number.

                                     
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