|Perl Language Reference Manual|
by Larry Wall and others
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12.3.1 Fixed characters
A handful of characters have a dedicated character escape. The following table shows them, along with their ASCII code points (in decimal and hex), their ASCII name, the control escape (see below) and a short description.
Seq. Code Point ASCII Cntr Description. Dec Hex \a 7 07 BEL \cG alarm or bell \b 8 08 BS \cH backspace  \e 27 1B ESC \c[ escape character \f 12 0C FF \cL form feed \n 10 0A LF \cJ line feed  \r 13 0D CR \cM carriage return \t 9 09 TAB \cI tab
\bis only the backspace character inside a character class. Outside a character class,
\bis a word/non-word boundary.
\nmatches a logical newline. Perl will convert between
\nand your OSses native newline character when reading from or writing to text files.
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