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checks if end of file has been reached

Calling Sequence




a scalar: the fd parameter returned by the function mopen. -1 stands for last opened file. Default value is -1.


a scalar: an error indicator.


The function meof will return a non null value if end of file has been reached in a previous call to mget or mgetstr. The function mclearerr is used to reset the error flag and EOF flag to zero.


// Write a temporary file with some text in it
this_file = pathconvert(TMPDIR+"/mputstr.txt", %F);

fd = mopen(this_file, "wt");
mputstr("Scilab is a numerical computing software.", fd);

fd = mopen(this_file,'rt');
i = 0;
while ~meof(fd) do
   mfscanf(1, fd, "%c");
   i = i + 1;


disp("Scilab has found " + string(i) + " chars in the file");

See Also

  • mclose — closes an opened file
  • mfprintf — converts, formats, and writes data to a file
  • fprintfMat — writes a matrix in a file
  • mfscanf — reads input from the stream pointer stream (interface to the C fscanf function)
  • fscanfMat — reads a matrix from a text file
  • mget — reads byte or word in a given binary format and converts to a double type
  • mgetstr — reads a character string from a file
  • mopen — opens a file in Scilab
  • mprintf — converts, formats, and writes data to the main scilab window
  • mput — writes byte or word in a given binary format
  • mputstr — writes a character string in a file
  • mseek — sets current position in a binary file
  • mtell — Returns the offset of the current byte relative to the beginning of a file
  • mdelete — deletes file(s)
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