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    Stupid newbie question

    I'm playing around a little bit in c++ and I'm using the console. However, I need the console to stay open after my program finishes its run. What do I need to add to do this?

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    Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos
    LOL...Tthantos and his FAQ.

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    Smile Another solution that does the same

    I checked the FAQ, here's another solution works well for windows console applications with C++... I'm not quite sure about its specifics but I'm pretty sure you need to include stdlib...

    Code:
    #include <stdlib.h>
    and have this before you return in main..

    Code:
      system("PAUSE");
    my spider-sense be tingling.

    Ron - SCU Math/CS Major

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    actually it would be better as:
    Code:
    #include <cstdlib>
    But of course thats covered in the faq in which I quote:
    Quote Originally Posted by FAQ Entry
    A poor-mans method of using system(), OS specific.
    Code:
    #include <stdlib.h> 
    
    int main(void)
    {
      system ("pause");
      return(0);
    }
    And I give FAQ links for several reasons:

    1) To remind people they are there
    2) Because often they explain better than I can
    3) Its faster and there is less chance of someone beating me

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    Try

    Code:
    cin.get()  or.....
    
    #include <conio.h>  and
    
    getch()

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