Write over previous line in bash

seq 1 1000000 | while read i; do echo -en "\r$i"; done

By: evandrix
2012-03-15 14:13:04

What Others Think

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.
flatcap · 478 weeks and 4 days ago
He simulated a counter (seq command without line feed)
knoppix5 · 478 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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