Printing repeatedly on same line

Andrew Wilkinson ajw126NO at SPAMyork.ac.uk
Sat Jan 25 17:18:50 CET 2003


Jason Morgan wrote:
> How do I print (stdout) to the same line repeatedly? I want to offer a
> status bar for a script. I have tried the following:
>
> def statprint(s):  # s is a string
> import sys
> sys.stdout.write(s+" "*(78-len(s))+"\r")
>
> I got this from this ASPN page:
>
> http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/146038
>
> which seemed to be refering to Windows (I'm writing for Linux/*BSD). I
> have tried the above function, but it prints in the same manner as
> 'print' does.
>
>
> Thanks for the help in advance.
>
> Cheers,
> Jason

Try just adding a semicolon at the end of the print statement.
For example

print 1,
print 2

will give you
1 2

HTH,
Andrew Wilkinson






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