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Erasing the console!!

Sidd Kulk
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We all know that using System.out.println(); we can output our values to console. Is there any way we can erase values from console?? Say, I output a string through SOP, and after that I wish to erase it from console. Is it possible??

[ April 27, 2007: Message edited by: Sidd Cool ]
Muhammad Saifuddin
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I think there is not possibilities to doing this...

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Srikanth Ramu
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If you want to redirect all the System.out.println() to any file then you can use System.setOut(PrintStream out);

This way you can avoid printing in the console and refer the file the prints
Joe Ess

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You can use ASCII control characters, like 0x0d (carrage return) or 0x08 (backspace) to control the cursor on a single line. If your console recognizes ANSI escape sequences, they allow greater flexability (Windows requires some configuration to get these to work).
If you want a fully-featured GUI, use AWT or Swing.
By the way, Sidd, we have a naming policy here at the Ranch. In short, your name must be a first and last name, separated by a space and not obviously fake. You can change your name here. Thanks for your prompt attention.
[ April 27, 2007: Message edited by: Joe Ess ]

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