Escape sequences are also known as Backslash Character Constants. In C, backslash ( \ ) is known as escape character because it causes an escape from the normal interpretation of string, so that the character is recognized as one having a special meaning.
A backslash ( \ ) followed by one or more special character is known as escape sequence. The escape sequence is used to express some action.
List of Escape Sequences in C
- \n :New Line
- \t :Horizontal Tab
- \r :Line Feed or Carriage Return (Takes the cursor to the beginning of line in which it is currently placed)
- \f :Form Feed
- \b :Move cursor one position the left of its current position
- \" :Double Quote
- \\ :Display Backslash
- \a :Alert (It alerts by sounding the speaker inside computer)
- \0 :It represents NULL character