Just a newbie question

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    Just a newbie question

    I'm writing a simple, very basic, program of text inputs and outputs and I have a message displaying at the very end of my program, but the window closes so fast that you are unable to read it. Is there a command that rests for a certain time or will wait for the user to hit enter or something??

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    #include <stdlib>
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    sorry didn't get that far in the FAQ

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    the FAQ isn't exactly a tutorial... it's called "frequently asked questions" for a reason... if you have a question as a beginner, it's most likely been asked before... somewhat frequently. therefore you might check the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section to see if it's been answered before.

    with that out of the way, I perfer something like this:
    Code:
    #include<conio.h>
    ...
    getch();
    return 0;
    
    //or
    
    #include<iostream>
    ...
    cin.getline();
    return 0;
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    shouldn't that be <cstdlib> ?
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