Updated: 11/04/2017 by Computer Hope

Carriage returnShort for Carriage Return, CR is often used to represent a carriage return done by pressing the enter and return key.

How to write a carriage return

In programming languages such as C, Java, and Perl and regular expressions the return or CR character is represented as a \r escape sequence.

Note: A carriage return is not the same as a newline.

Related pages

FF, Hard return, Keyboard terms, LF, Newline, Return, Soft Return