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### \obeycr & \restorecr

The `\obeycr` command makes a return in the input file (‘^^M’, internally) the same as `\\`, followed by `\relax`. So each new line in the input will also be a new line in the output. The `\restorecr` command restores normal line-breaking behavior.

This is not the way to show verbatim text or computer code. Use `verbatim` (see verbatim) instead.

With LaTeX’s usual defaults, this

```aaa
bbb

\obeycr
ccc
ddd
eee

\restorecr
fff
ggg

hhh
iii
```

produces output like this.

```  aaa bbb
ccc
ddd
eee

fff ggg
hhh iii
```

The indents are paragraph indents.