[erlang-questions] Deleting last line in the Erlang Shell

Mazen Harake <>
Wed Apr 25 17:03:36 CEST 2007


This reply is getting ugly... sorry for spaming your inboxes!

the correct line should be

io:format("\r")

Cheers!

Mazen wrote:
> Maybe an ugly way of doing it but on top of my head you can do
>
> io:format("r")
>
> which will bring you back on the same line (which you can then overwrite). Don't know if the there is a special way to do it. I have never actually done an command line interactive program in Erlang myself :)
>
>
> Guest wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have a simple program that takes input via io:get_line/1 in a loop.
>
> However, when I hit enter I would like for it to just clear the line
> instead of printing a new input line. Is there any way to do this with
> in the erlang shell?
>
> Thanks!
> Jordan Wilberding
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