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Re: printing in a specific area of the console

by Masem (Monsignor)
on Feb 17, 2002 at 20:07 UTC ( #146035=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to printing in a specific area of the console

There's several tricks you can use, either using a module like Curses that takes advantage of positioning on a term, or by using characters like \r or \b which, on most unixen terms, will back up the cursor position. You might want to look at this node that asks a similar question for a full list of ideas.

Note that if you're just putting a line of symbols on the screen, without extra decoration, you can always print those out sequentially when they are needed (eg, one or two characters at a time), without an extra modules.

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