Writing to standard output in C++

Posted on 2003-03-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-01
I want to write to the standard output, but I want to be able to write to the same area more than once.
So if I have a cout<<"message1", and I have more than 1 message, I want to be able to cout<<"message #" in the same spot in the console that message1 was outputted to the screen.  I think I have to decrement the stream pointer to the stdout, but I'm not sure how to do it.  Is it even possible?
Thank you,
Question by:KayodeCS_BU
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The easiest way is :
  cout<<"message 1\r";
  cout<<"message #\r";

If you use Borland compiler, you have more options by using <conio.h> and use something like

  cprintf("message 1");


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Ok, it didn't work at first, but I flushed the stdout buffer,cout<<flush;, between the two messages and I got it to work.  Thank you, I've never seen the \r before.

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