how to suppress carriage return/line feed?

TuxTrax TuxTrax at
Wed Oct 30 22:19:06 CET 2002

On Wed, 30 Oct 2002 11:58:21 -0800, Erik Max Francis Wrote in
Steve Ballmers hair grease:

> Ned Batchelder wrote:
>> A trailing comma on the print statement will suppress the newline.
>> This works for me on Windows:
>>   import time
>>   for i in range(10):
>>       print "Counting %s\r" % i,
>>       time.sleep(1)
> You're going to want to put a sys.stdout.flush() after printing anyway,
> since in general you have no way of knowing whether stdout is
> line-buffered (and it can very).  Since you have to interact with
> sys.stdout directly, you might as well just go ahead and use
> sys.stdout.write directly as well.

Erik, if you would, I would like to see an example of sys.stdout.write()
and flush() in action, with a sample codelet. Thanks,



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