Text - Carriage Return (CR) Character

Data System Architecture


The carriage return (CR) is a control character.


  • is the end of line (EOL) on Macintosh and one EOL element for Windows.
  • moves the cursor back to the beginning of the line in a console.


It's the 14 character of the character set ASCII (and therefore also unicode)

You can get it with a code point function passing:

  • the 13 decimal
  • or 0D hexadecimal.

See its definition on Unicode (#x000D).


  • in Javascript:
  • Oracle SQL function

Regular Expression

In regular expression, the carriage returns is represented with \r.

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