I have written a perl script that reads a very large file line by line and processes it. I want to give the user some feedback, i.e. the current line. So I want to write to the console something like:
Current line is: 31721
I could do it with a print statement, but this produces a new line for each update. Is it possible to overwrite the previous line, i.e. 31721 becomes 31722 and gives the illusion of a counter and looks much neater?