need Dev C++ help

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    Question need Dev C++ help

    ok, when I compile a program with Dev C++ it saves an executable in the folder where the source file is. When I run the program it allows you to enter the input but after it calculates the output it closes immediately. Is there a way to view the output and keep the window open. Any help would be appreciated. My computer has windows 98SE.

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    In some compilers adding a return statement at the end of the main() usually does the trick.

    But if that doesn't work, open a MS-DOS window ( a command prompt ) and run you exe from there. This won't dissappear from your screen for sure.

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    the simplest thing to do (requires no headers other than iostream, which you have anyway if you are outputting to screen), is

    int main() {
    // code
    char wait; cin >> wait;
    return 0;
    }

    It will wait until you press enter before closing
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    this is what worked:

    system("PAUSE");
    return 0;

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    this waits until you press any key before closing the program. Thanks for your help.

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