moving up a line or more

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    moving up a line or more

    Ok, so I asked a question about refreshing a number, but you guys gave me an answer that was just to use.

    printf("\b");

    Which was fine, but now I want to know if there is a way to move back up a line or more (similar to \r returns you to the beginning). So does anyone know of a way to do that??

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    I wasn't very clear on that... let me help

    if I did this

    printf("blah1\n");
    printf("blah2\n");
    printf("blah3\n");

    Since blah3 was the last thing printed, is there a way to get back up to blah 1 or 2 to possibly use the printf("\b"); to edit it?

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    Either you have to use OS dependant code, or Curses to do things like that, most likely neither is worth it for your project.

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    oh thats a pain

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