line feed

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line feed definition

character
(LF, control-J, ASCII 10) The ASCII character meaning move the cursor down to the same column on the next line. Originally this would have been done by "feeding" paper through the printer.
Unix uses line feed as its text line terminator (newline character).
(1997-07-14)

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