July 18th, 2013, 06:16 PM
How to use form feed
My understanding of form feed is that if you insert \f, the next characters will be printed on a new page, just like if you insert \n, the next characters will be printed on a new line.
But I couldn't see this effect in screen output nor file output.
[code]hello<<special character that somehow got deleted when I tried to paste it here>>bye
Please show me an example where form feed is used and its effect visible.
July 18th, 2013, 06:21 PM
The form feed doesn't usually do anything when used with the console or file. This was used in the olden days to force a line printer to eject a page.
July 18th, 2013, 06:33 PM
Thanks, so it doesn't have much use these days?