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How do I print output without a trailing newline in Rust?


The macro println! in Rust always leaves a newline character at the end of each output. For example

println!("Enter the number : ");
io::stdin().read_line(&mut num);

gives the output

Enter the number : 
56

I don't want the user's input 56 to be on a new line. How do I do this?


Solution

  • It's trickier than it would seem at first glance. Other answers mention the print! macro but it's not quite that simple. You'll likely need to flush stdout, as it may not be written to the screen immediately. flush() is a trait method that is part of std::io::Write so that needs to be in scope for it to work (this is a pretty easy early mistake).

    use std::io;
    use std::io::Write; // <--- bring flush() into scope
    
    
    fn main() {
        println!("I'm picking a number between 1 and 100...");
    
        print!("Enter a number: ");
        io::stdout().flush().unwrap();
        let mut val = String::new();
    
        io::stdin().read_line(&mut val)
            .expect("Error getting guess");
    
        println!("You entered {}", val);
    }