What does" /t " do?

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    What does" /t " do?

    I remember that I saw a code that had something like this..

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    cout << "something_Here" << "/t" << endl;

    what does " /t " do ??

    I'll look for that code in my computer, maybe I can post it..

    Thanks!
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    If it's '\t' that you are talking about then it's a tab.

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    \t prints out a tab which is an undefinable ammount of space that aligns the next section of output to a horizontal tab on the screen.

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    Thumbs up humm!

    oh.. ok , I think you're right, it's " \t "

    but that's only used in GUI, right?

    I've never used tab in console..


    Thanks for your reply
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    Its used in console too.
    Code:
    cout<<"a\tb"<<endl;
    
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    a	b
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    Thumbs up ok!

    Thanks Xsquared!

    you explained it all!
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    Special characters that begin with '/' are called escape characters, and just insert formatting commands. Some insert a new line, some go to the beginning of the new line, and /t is just one of those. I actually think that it may be used more in console than in GUI.

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    Sean means \, not /
    A couple common ones are
    \t
    \n
    \\
    and \% (not sure about this one...is that right?)
    Away.

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    \% is not an escape sequence.
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    \t horizontal tab, \n newline, \r carriage return, some other escape sequences. Escape sequences insert either ASCII characters or formatting characters.

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