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Graeme_Grant17-Aug-23 16:49
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Long ago certainly many OSes used a EOF marker at the end of files. It was a specific sequence of bytes. I can't speak to why in general that is no longer the case but I do know it was possible to maliciously overwrite that and thus the file would no longer have an end.

I would not be surprised however if the answer is related to buffers. Buffers exist all the way down the chain. Right down to the hardware.

And that means one can never 'read' to the end. Although some files would be an exact multiple of the buffer lengths most would not. So some other comparison must always be done.

Nothing stops you from replacing something in the current IO stream hierarchy. You probably can't replace the hardware buffering but I am rather certain that you can replace the IO libraries in the OS. Or inject something in to it. I think something like that happens with USB drives.

You can also replace libraries in your language of choice. This is not all that difficult in Java or in C++. I suspect it is more difficult with C# but I haven't looked.
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