Node.js: Printing to Console without a Trailing Newline?

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Updated on April 4, 2024

In Node.js, you can print to the console without a trailing newline by using the process.stdout.write() method. Unlike console.log(), which automatically adds a newline character (\\n) at the end, process.stdout.write() allows you to control the content written to the console more precisely.

Here's an example:

process.stdout.write("This is printed without a trailing newline");

If you want to append a newline manually after using process.stdout.write(), you can do so:

process.stdout.write("This is printed without a trailing newline");
process.stdout.write("\\n");  // Append a newline

Alternatively, you can use the escape sequence \\n within the string to create a newline:

process.stdout.write("This is printed without a trailing newline\\n");

Choose the method that fits your coding style or the specific requirements of your application. process.stdout.write() is particularly useful when you want more control over the output and need to handle the formatting of text without automatically appending a newline.

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