On 2006-08-14, Farrel Lifson wrote:
> On 14/08/06, don <donsdx / gmailspambad.invalid> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm new to Ruby and programming and I know I'm getting a
>> little ahead of myself, but I'm having trouble finding the
>> command that sends you to a specific row and column on a
>> monitor before writing something.  Also any related
>> commands.
>>
>> I have the pickaxe book if the commands are in there.  I
>> know about printf and sprintf, but I do not think that is
>> what I am looking for.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>>
>> Don
>>
>>
> That kind of functionality is usually provided by an external library
> such as ncurses. There is a ruby/ncurses binding available at
> http://ncurses-ruby.berlios.de/
>
> Farrel
>

Farrel, thanks for the fast response.  

So, are you saying there is not a "go to col 23, row 19"
type command in Ruby unless I install something else on my
linux system?

Don