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Category: C and C++/File Manipulation
Description:Detection of End-of-file condition is necessary for preventing any further attempt to read data from the file. The end-of-file can be detected in two ways. The examples shows the two ways in which the end-of-file can be detected. While loop terminates when last returns a value of zero on reaching the end-of-file condition. The loop may also terminate due to otherfailures as well. eof() is a member of ios class. It returns a non-zero value if the end-of-file(EOF) is encountered and a zero otherwise.