Text File

A text file (sometimes spelled "textfile": an old alternate name is "flatfile") is a kind of computer file that is structured as a sequence of lines of electronic text. A text file exists within a computer file system. The end of a text file is often denoted by placing one or more special characters, known as an end-of-file marker, after the last line in a text file.

"Text file" refers to a type of container, while plain text refers to a type of content. Text files can contain plain text, but they are not limited to such.

At a generic level of description, there are two kinds of computer files: text files and binary files.

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List Of File Formats (alphabetical) - I
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... When opened by a text editor, human-readable content is presented to the user ... This often consists of the file's plain text visible to the user ... escape characters that can be edited as plain text ...
Text Editor - Plain Text Files Vs. Word Processor Files
... There are important differences between plain text files created by a text editor, and document files created by word processors such as Microsoft Word ... A plain text file uses a simple character set such as ASCII to represent numbers, letters, and a small number of symbols ... The only non-printing characters in the file, usable to format the text, are newline, tab, and formfeed ...
List Of File Formats (alphabetical) - X
... Used by X Archive X1.EXE X AVS X image file SDSC Image Tool X DirectX 3D object X LEX source code file X XBasic Source code file Xbasic X3D x3d and xdart Formats XA XA audio file used in SimCity 3000 by Maxis ...
... unix2dos (sometimes named todos or u2d) is a tool to convert line breaks in a text file from Unix format (Line feed) to DOS format (carriage return + Line feed) and vice versa ... When invoked as unix2dos the program will convert a Unix text file to DOS format, when invoked as dos2unix it will convert a DOS text file to UNIX format ...

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