List of C Language Escape Sequences

What is an Escape Sequence?

An Escape sequence in C is a way to represent hard to type or invisible characters on the output screen. Escape sequences always begin with a backslash.

Escape Sequence Character
\a Bell (speaker beeps)
\b Backspace (non-erase)
\f Form feed/clear screen
\n New line
\r Carriage Return
\t Tab
\v Vertical tab
\\ Backslash
\? Question mark
\’ Single quote
\” Double quote
\xnn Hexadecimal character code nn
\onn Octal character code nn
\nn Octal character code nn
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  1. Kamanda August 14, 2011

    Hi, I need to prompt a user for values to be stored in an array but i don’t want the cursor to move to the next line everytime they press enter to input the next value. Any advice? Thanks

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