[Israel.pm] Simple terminal manipulation

Madani, Srikanth, VF-DE Srikanth.Madani at vodafone.com
Thu Feb 2 03:18:33 PST 2006


Hi all,

I wonder if anyone knows of a module/technique through with I can print
two lines (or variable text - the output of a fortune program, say).

	>./my_program.pl
	Hello World
	It was nice.

and then "delete" these two lines, and replace them with the output of
another print statement:

	>./my_program.pl
	What are you doing?
	>


Counting the length of existing text, and "back-spacing" over it using
\b works, but only for a single line.

I also want to use a similar construct in the context of:

	Number of rows inserted: 1003

and then keep replacing 1003 with the actual number of rows inserted
etc.

Am on a Unix machine, using Perl v5.8.1.

Pointers much appreciated!

Cheers,
Srikanth Madani




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