Thread: Find characters in a string

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    Find characters in a string

    Nevermind, it looks like I just needed to add a backslash:
    found = str.find("\\n");
    I'm searching for a sequence of characters in a string. I figured .find() would be my best bet. I can get it to work for most cases, except when I try to look for the following sequence of characters "\n".

    So, my example string might look like:
    The dog crossed \nthe street and he \nbarked at the neighbor.
    *Note, the "\n" is actually in the text file. So, the above string would look exactly as it does now - all on one line.

    I can find other sequences of characters no problem. For example:
    int found = -999;
    found = str.find("do");
    cout <<  found << endl;
    This will return the correct position. However, if I do:
    int found = -999;
    found = str.find("\n");
    cout <<  found << endl;
    It will return -1.

    I know it has something to do with '\n' representing newlines, but I can't quite figure out how to actually find "\n" in the string.

    In case you are wondering, I am just trying to replace any occurences of "\n" with an actual new line.
    So my output would look like:
    The dog crossed
    the street and he
    barked at the neighbor.
    Maybe there is a better way to do this?

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by Cpro; 05-06-2011 at 01:36 PM.
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