He[a]llo Josef!

> A very portable way is this:
> 
> rubout = 8.chr * 4
> 0.upto(100) {|i|
>   print rubout unless i == 0
>   printf "%3d%%", i
>   $stdout.flush
>   sleep 1
> }
> 

That's what I was looking for. Works great for me.

Thank you and thanks to the others who squeezed their brain for my problem.

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Juergen Lang                <j-l / gmx.at>              www.getinspired.at