Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope
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Short for line feed, LF is an ASCII character or button on the printer that instructs the printer to move down one line.


A line feed is not the same as a carriage return or newline character. However, the text CR may be combined with LF to form CR/LF or CRLF.

Should I use "line feed" or "linefeed" in my writing?

Line feed should be written as two words and always spelled out on the first mention when abbreviating.

Computer acronyms, CR, Enter, EOL, FF, Newline, Printer terms