Meaning : End of Line
Category : Computers
Sub Category : Commands & Codes
What does EOL mean or stand for ?
In the 1980s when character text coding was the rage,there were several commands used to specify a certain function.Each character code was designated to perform a separate feat.EOL was one of the most important character codes because it signified the end of the line of code.
In order to go to the next line of code and begin typing again,the programmer needed to enter the EOL control character which differed on the computer language used.For example in UNIX,the EOL characters were \n.For MS-DOS it was \r\n.