a small help

This is a discussion on a small help within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; can any tell me what this code actually means: Code: #include <stdio.h> int main(void) { printf("3c"); printf("3[2J"); return(0); } thanks ...

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    a small help

    can any tell me what this code actually means:

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    int main(void)
    {
            printf("\033c");                
            printf("\033[2J");             
    return(0);
    }
    thanks very much in advance

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    It uses ANSI escape codes to manipulate the cursor and screen. This only works if you're using something like DOS, or the like, which has ANSI support.

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    does the gcc compiler had an ANSI support with it

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    It doesn't have anything to do with your compiler. It has to do with the environment the program is run in.

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    thanks very much quzah

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