don wrote:
>> 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?

In general this concept of external libs is the de facto and for a good 
reason.  For common things that can be utilized from many sources it's 
good to put in an external libs.  In this case you have a C ncurses 
library and a ruby wrapper that interfaces with the base library.