The special edit descriptor $ suppresses the carriage return. @
The action does not depend on the first character of the format. It is used typically for console prompts. For instance, you can use this descriptor to make a typed response follow the output prompt on the same line. This edit descriptor is constrained by the same rules as the colon (:).
* dol1.f The $ edit descriptor with space WRITE ( *, 2 ) 2 FORMAT (' Enter the node number: ', $ ) READ ( *, * ) NODENUM END
Enter the node number: 82
The first character of the format is printed out, in this case, a blank. For an input statement, the $ descriptor is ignored.