# String Escape Codes

\n
Newline
\r
Carriage return
\t
Horizontal TAB
\b
Backspace
\f
Form feed
\\
Backslash
\(
Left parenthesis
\)
Right parenthesis
\ddd
The character code ddd, where ddd is in octal.

In addition to these basic codes, a backslash just before a newline allows you to break a string across two lines without inserting a newline into the string. That is, the string:

```(This is a \
string \
that has no \
newlines)```

is equivalent to the string: (This is a string that has no newlines).

pjw 12/21/96