Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
Carriage return

Short 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.


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

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