I have a Python program I am writing and I want it to be able to change text after it is printed. For example, let's say I want to print "hello" and erase one letter every second. How would I go about doing that?
Also, I heard about curses but I can't get that to work, and I do not want to simply create new lines until the old text is off the screen.
Here's one way to do it.
print 'hello', sys.stdout.flush() ... print '\rhell ', sys.stdout.flush() ... print '\rhel ', sys.stdout.flush()
You can probably also get clever with ANSI escapes. Something like
sys.stdout.write('hello') sys.stdout.flush() for _ in range(5): time.sleep(1) sys.stdout.write('\033[D \033[D') sys.stdout.flush()