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Hi

I am looking for some information regarding VT102 escape codes. Are there any tutorials on this anyone can recommend?

Basically, what I need to do is overwrite these print statements within the for loop to my screen:

for (int i=0;i<5;i++)
{
printf("Enter the current price of the product: ");
scanf("%d", &price);
printf("Enter the number of the product: ");
scanf("%d", &number);

int total price = price*number;

printf("total price is %d", number)

}
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Are you refering to the old DEC VT102 computer terminal?

If so, just type: "vt102 escape codes" into your faorite search engine. There is lots of info out there.

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What TnTinMN said. The VT102 terminal is the foundation of the ANSI terminal type that is what you get in a standard Linux console or the xterm terminal type you get with an X-Windows command-line window. To see what your terminal type is, try the command: echo $TERM

As for escape codes, those are well documented - I actually own a VT102 terminal manual from DEC from the 1980's - I had to write a terminal emulator to handle all terminal types (including ones that weren't VT types) around 1990 for a real-time operating system, which is why I have that resource. In any case, a Google search should come up with the information you need.

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BTW, if you want to do this on ALL terminal types, don't inject the VT-specific codes into the printf statements. It is much preferable to use the ncurses library to perform cursor-addressable output to console or xterm windows.

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