what character is a physical newline

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Jun 29 05:57:13 UTC 2009

Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> Glen Barber wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 10:21 PM, Aryeh M.
>> Friedman<aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am writting a parser (tokenizes all characters among other things) and
>>> need to know what control char is equivelent to a newline (I do not need
>>> windows cross compatibility)
>> What do you mean exactly?  What language(s)?  If I understand your
>> question correctly, the C / C++ / Java / PHP (and I think Perl)
>> 'newline' character is '\n'
> I meant what ascii character does \n actual correspond to (I assume <CR> 
> but just making sure)

On Unix, the end of line character is NL (012 octal, 10 decimal, 0x0a hex) --
see ascii(7).  Some people know it as Ctrl-J



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