Printing/updating output to the screen

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at
Fri Jan 30 09:43:07 CET 2004

Daniel Pryde wrote:

> Hi there. I hope this isn't a stupid question to ask, but does anyone 
> know how to print out a string without moving to a new line each time 
> and simply updating the first line. An example would be, if I wanted to 
> have a percentage progress counter that was constantly updating. I'm 
> unsure how to do this without printing to a brand new line. Any help 
> would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
> Daniel

try this...

import time

for i in xrange(101):
     print i, '\r',

  - Josiah

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