Python program to print over the same line

By Lenin Mishra

Let’s say you have a bunch of print statements.

Code

print("Pylenin")
print("loves")
print("Python")

The output will look like below.

Output

Pylenin
loves
Python

However, if you want to print over and over the same line in Python, you have to use the carriage return \r symbol.

Code

print("Pylenin", end="\r")
print("loves", end="\r")
print("Python")

Output

Pythonn

Even though the first 2 print statements are executed, the carriage returns makes the next stdout line start at the beginning of the current line.

Also, carriage return will only replace the number of characters contained in the print statement. So you have an extra n at the end.

Learn about end, sep and flush parameters of print() function here.

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