Difference between println() and print() in Java




Hey guys in this short blogpost, we will discuss about Java println() and print() with few easy to understand examples.

Overview


  • Both print() and println() methods are used to print message on to the console
  • The key difference here is, println() adds \n at the end of the text, which indicates that move the cursor to the next line. Basically it adds new line after the text
  • where as, print() does not add \n at the end of the text, meaning it does not move the cursor to the next line, it stays at the end of the text.

Examples


Consider the following example,

public class Test {
	
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		
		System.out.println("My name is Bushan");
		System.out.print("I am from India");
	}
}

In the above example, the first statement uses println() method, which adds new line at the end, this is because the next statement which prints the text on to the new line.

Output

My name is Bushan
I am from India

Consider the following example,

public class Test {
	
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		System.out.print("My name is Bushan");
		System.out.println("I am from India");
	}
}

In the above example, the first statement uses print() method, which does not add new line at the end, so the next statement which prints the text in the same line.

Output

My name is BushanI am from India

Consider the following example,

public class Test {
	
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		System.out.println("My name is Bushan");
		System.out.print("I am from India");
		System.out.println("I am software developer");
	}
}

Output

My name is Bushan
I am from IndiaI am software developer

In the above example, the first statement adds \n at the end of the text, so the next statement will print the text in the new line, whereas second statement uses print() method, which does not add \n at the end so the third statement will print in the same line.

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Bushan Sirgur

Hey guys, I am Bushan Sirgur from Banglore, India. Currently, I am working as an Associate project in an IT company.

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