Is it possible to create flashing text?

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    Is it possible to create flashing text?

    Hi, I was hoping someone could answer this question for me. I got a program that I'm compiling under g++ on UNIX. Im trying to cout some text to the screen that flashes. Can anyone tell me if this is possible?

    Thanks for your help.

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    yes.

    the way i do it is [if you have conio.h and dos.h]

    Code:
    --
    --
    for(i=1;i<10;i++)
    {
     gotoxy(35,12);
     clreol();
     cout<<"HELLO WORLD";
     delay(200);
     gotoxy(35,12);
     clreol();
     cout<<"                       ";
     delay(100)
    }
    --
    --


    there is also a BLINK function in conio.h. i havent used it but you could search for it in your compiler help.

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    here is one way to do it, and i may be wrong on the /r part of it but i think it is /r. /r returns you to the beginning of the line, IIRC.

    Code:
    for(int i; i < 5; i++)
     {
     cout << "text\r";
     Sleep(100); //waits one tenth of a second
     clrscr();
     }
    this will give you the effect of seeing flashing text five times.

    change as you wish

    then again i have no idea if this will work under the environment you are looking to use it under.

    EDIT: i was posting while ishir posted.

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