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Write over previous line in bash

Terminal - Write over previous line in bash
seq 1 1000000 | while read i; do echo -en "\r$i"; done
2012-03-15 14:13:04
User: evandrix
Functions: echo read seq
Write over previous line in bash


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Er... evandrix, what's this command supposed to do?

Its output is on a new line, so it doesn't obscure anything.

It doesn't clear the screen, it doesn't fill the terminal's buffer.

It just spends 20 seconds counting to one million.

Comment by flatcap 318 weeks and 1 day ago

He simulated a counter (seq command without line feed)

Comment by knoppix5 318 weeks and 1 day ago

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