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What is the alternative for getch() in C - Linux

Discussion in 'C' started by smp, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. smp

    smp New Member


    I am writing a program. In a situation I want to print something and go to clear the screen but when i clear the screen the printed text also gets cleared. I want it such that after the print we have to click a key for the screen to get cleared. Is there a command or code which does that.

    Code :

    In TC or TC++
    printf("Click to continue");
    But in linux there is no header "conio" and hence no getch(). So i cant do what the above code snipped does. Please help.
  2. Cristi1213

    Cristi1213 New Member

    You could try system("pause")....it should work
    smp likes this.
  3. smp

    smp New Member

    thanks cristi.....

    But that option is there for DOS.... I am running linux....Pause comand is not there in linux
  4. smp

    smp New Member

    thanks cristi, i got the command while searching the alternative for "pause" command in linux.

    system(read -n1 -r -p "text here");

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