Python New Line: Printing Without a Newline

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Introduction to Python New Line

In Python, the print function is commonly used to display output on the console. By default, each print statement ends with a newline character, which moves the cursor to the next line. However, there are situations where you may want to print without a newline or control the positioning of the cursor. In this article, we will explore techniques to print in Python without a newline and manipulate the output format.

H2: Printing Without a Newline

To print without a newline in Python, you can use the end parameter of the print function. By default, end is set to "\n", representing a newline character. To suppress the newline, you can assign an empty string to end. Here’s an example:

print("Hello, ", end="")


Hello, World!

In the above code, the first print statement ends with an empty string, resulting in no newline. The second print statement continues on the same line, appending “World!” to the existing output.

Controlling the Cursor Position

In addition to printing without a newline, you can control the cursor position using escape sequences. Here are a few commonly used escape sequences:

  • \r: Carriage Return – Moves the cursor to the beginning of the current line.
  • \b: Backspace – Moves the cursor back one character.
  • \t: Tab – Moves the cursor to the next tab stop.

These escape sequences allow you to overwrite or manipulate the output on the console. Let’s see an example:

print("Countdown: ", end="")
for i in range(5, 0, -1):
    print(i, end=" ")
    print("\b", end="")


Countdown: 5 4 3 2 1

In the above code, the print statement inside the loop prints the countdown numbers followed by a space. The subsequent print statement with \b moves the cursor back by one character, effectively removing the space. This creates the illusion of an updating countdown sequence.

Multi-Line Printing

Python also provides ways to print multi-line output using triple quotes or escape sequences. Here’s an example:

This is a multi-line
print statement
in Python.


This is a multi-line
print statement
in Python.

In the above code, the triple quotes (""") allow you to include multiple lines of text within the print statement. The output preserves the line breaks, resulting in a multi-line display.

Formatting Output with f-strings

To format output in Python, you can use f-strings, which provide a concise and readable way to embed expressions inside string literals. Here’s an example:

name = "Alice"
age = 25
print(f"My name is {name} and I'm {age} years old.")


My name is Alice and I'm 25 years old.

In the above code, the f-string {name} and {age} are evaluated and inserted into the string at runtime. This allows for dynamic and formatted output based on variable values.


In Python, controlling newlines and output formatting is essential for presenting data in a readable manner. By understanding how to print without a newline, manipulate the cursor position, print multi-line output, and format output using f-strings, you can enhance the clarity and presentation of

Mark Stain

My name is Mark Stein and I am an author of technical articles at EasyTechh. I do the parsing, writing and publishing of articles on various IT topics.

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