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    left justify

    I am trying to print 20 spaces away from the left margin
    But it is not working....anything wrong with my code

    cout.setf(ios::left, ios::adjustfield);
    cout <<"\n\n\n"<<setw(20)<<addr1;

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    Well, assuming you are using std::strings, try:

    Code:
    cout.setf(ios::right, ios::adjustfield);
    cout << "\n\n\n" << setw(20+addr1.length())
         << addr1;
    This will add 20 spaced before the start of whatever you are trying to output.
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    std::strings what is that??

    I am using old c++

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    I mean using string variables instead of char*, like

    Code:
    string thisString;   // this is good
    char[30] thatString; // this is not
    strings have the length() method, which is how I would implement what you are trying to do.
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