paper feed control character

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Paper Feed Control Character definition


(PFCC) An obscure mechanism used in Fortran run-time systems whereby the first character of a line of output to a line-printer caused various actions after the line was printed:
space return newline 0 return newline return newline 1 form-feed + return

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