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Cursor Movement in bash: either echo escape sequences or use tput

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/03

I read [WayBackCursor Movement earlier than [WayBack] Colours and Cursor Movement With tput and [WayBack] The Floating Clock Prompt.

So in one of my scripts I’ve now used an escape sequence, but I might change it to tput in a future version:

## Move one line up, then write finished scripts:
echo -e "\033[1A$finished\r"

I would probably have started with put if I had read [WayBack] bash – Set or change vertical position of the cursor – Stack Overflow first.

–jeroen

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