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Answer: Can I read a line from a socket without the socket sending \n?

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Q&A > network programming > Can I read a line from a socket without the socket sending \n? contributed by merlyn

The hardest part about sockets is knowing when to stop reading. You can invent a line-oriented protocol, or use some other indication (like a byte count followed by that many bytes).

Knowing what to use is an art call, decided by experience and study of the prior art. Good luck in your quest!

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