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

Jordan Wilberding <>
Wed Apr 25 19:47:59 CEST 2007


The \r doesn't seem to do anything in Erlang. Any other ideas?

Thanks!
Jordan Wilberding

Mazen Harake wrote:
> 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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