B20.1 Automatic carriage return

Mumit Khan khan@xraylith.wisc.edu
Thu Dec 31 11:21:00 GMT 1998

"Cheung Chi Man" <cheung_chi_man@hotmail.com> writes:
>    I use Cygwin B20.1, under WIndows 95, to compile my C++ program.
> However, I found that a carriage return occur even if I have no
> intention to do.
>    For example, my program (test.cpp):
>       #include <iostream>
>       void main()
>       { int number;
>         cout<<" Please input a number ";
>         cin>>number;
>         cout<<number<<" is your input number";
>       }
>    When I compile it and run the prgram, it occur as follow :
>    ------- screen shot -------
>    BASH.EXE-2.02$g++ -o test test.cpp
>    BASH.EXE-2.02$./test.exe
>    Please input a number
>    13
>    13 is your input number BASH.EXE-2.02$
>    ------- screen shot end ------
>    It automatically make a carriage return !! Is there something 
> worng ?

The carriage return comes from when you hit <cr> after you enter the

It's not a bug, but expected behaviour. To do otherwise, ie., to swallow
the <cr>, you need to use one of the terminal packages (eg., curses).


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