Text Animation

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at nospam.uci.edu
Sun Jan 25 07:04:36 CET 2004

Fazer wrote:
> Hello,
> I was wondering if anyone has done any simple text-based animation?
> I mean things such as text-based pre-loaders.  One example would be
> when you use the *nix utility called `wget.` You get that fancy "
> ====> " type of animation as you download a large file.  Or maybe even
> a rotating " | " that I have seen before in some installation
> programs.
> Any ideas how these effects can be achieved?
> Thanks a lot!
> Faizan

Yeah, don't print linefeed ('\n') characters, only print carriage 
returns ('\r').

import time
for i in xrange(75):
     print '*'*i, '\r',

  - Josiah

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