Thread: print double quote inside prinf() function

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    print double quote inside prinf() function

    Hello all..
    Code:
    void print_commands(void)
    {
    	printf("\nCommands to type:\n");
    	printf("\nMEETING LIST");
    	printf("\nMEETING ADD # MM DD YYYY");
    	printf("\nPRINT FILE #");
    	printf("\nQUIT");
    	printf("\n\n");
    }

    I am looking to fix this line please,

    Code:
    	printf("\nQUIT");
    to output
    Code:
    "QUIT"
    Thanks.

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    You can escape double quotes with a backslash like so:
    Code:
    printf("\n\"QUIT\"");

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    Adrian, couldn't get that line to work, with or without the '\n'.

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    So, you likely did it wrong or you have a defective compiler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _jamie View Post
    Adrian, couldn't get that line to work, with or without the '\n'.
    That's feedback with very low value. It is only useful if there was an obvious error in that example, if not, as stahta01 implied, it probably means that you made a mistake, but no one else knows what mistake that is because you didn't provide any information.

    Post the smallest and simplest program that you expect to compile and run with what -Adrian suggested, and then post the compile error or the actual (incorrect) output from running that program. For example, this is the smallest and simplest compilable program that demonstrates that I could get that line to work:
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main(void)
    {
        printf("\n\"QUIT\"");
        return 0;
    }
    Compiling and running the above program gave me this output with a leading blank line:
    Code:
    "QUIT"
    Hence, you can see that -Adrian's suggestion works as you want, so if it doesn't work, then barring a defective compiler, the error is entirely yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _jamie View Post
    Adrian, couldn't get that line to work, with or without the '\n'.

    I've got the issue to work all. It looks like I was having an issue with my code editor (vim). Program outputs "QUIT" successfully.

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