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Python Escape Sequence List and Uses



Escape sequences are the sequence of characters that is translated into other characters or a sequence of characters that are difficult to represent directly.

All the escape sequences contain more than one character. They all start with a backslash ‘\’ also called Escape Character.  Escape sequences are generally used in String. You can check out our latest tutorial on Python Strings to know more about it.


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>>> print('Hello\nWorld')
>>> print('Hello\tWorld')
Hello	World
>>> print('I\'m backslash - \\')
I'm backslash - \
>>> print('\066')

List of Escapes Sequences

Escape SequenceCharacter representedExampleOutput
\bBackspaceprint(‘pyc’ + ‘\b‘ + ‘thon’)python
\\Back Slashprint(‘\\‘)\
\’Single Quoteprint(‘\’‘)
\”Double Quoteprint(‘\”‘)
\nPage Line Feed (New Line)print(“Hello\nWorld”)Hello
\tHorizontal tabprint(“Hello\tWorld”)Hello    World
\uhhhhPrints 16-bit hex value Unicode characterprint(“\u0041”)A
\UhhhhhhhhPrints 32-bit hex value Unicode characterprint(“\U00000041”)A
\oooPrints character based on its octal numberprint(“\066”)6
\xhhPrints character based on its hex valueprint(“\x23”)#
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