On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 05:39:51AM +0900, Josef 'Jupp' Schugt wrote:
> A very portable way is this:
> 
> rubout = 8.chr * 4

More portable:

  rubout = "\b" * 4

\b = backspace; maybe somebody runs Ruby on an old IBM mainframe or
something which doesn't use ASCII :-)

But if you're just trying to move the cursor back to the start of the line,
"\r" is easier as you don't have to count characters.

Regards,

Brian.