With this function you can overwrite what you printed in the console, remaining in the same line. It's specially useful when you want to show information and update it regularly.
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import msvcrt import time def PrintStatic(Value, Prefix=''): ValStr = Prefix + `Value` map(lambda x:msvcrt.putch(x),ValStr + len(ValStr) * '\x08') for i in range(50): PrintStatic(i, ' ') time.sleep(0.1) PrintStatic('Completed.')
You can use a prefix that will be added to the representation of the value.
Don't forget the values are not erased, only overwrited, so if your last data is longer than the new one, maybe you'll need to overwrite it with spaces before print the value that result shorter string.
It only works in Windows platform. (In Linux,Unix you have curses readily available).