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Re: cdebconf - backup support in text frontend

Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 06, 2004 at 12:25:34AM +0100, Denis Barbier wrote:
> > It has not started, but it can be finished very fast when specifications
> > are written.  There are several problems with this frontend:
> >   * As you wrote in another message, progress bars are unreadable on
> >     dumb terminals.  Maybe replacing \r by \n is enough?
> Yes, it produces many output but should be acceptable.

Hmm, depending on the terminal type, it may work to just print one line.
I'm thinking of something like this:

Scanning hardware..10%..20%..30%..40%..50%..

If the terminal uses line buffered output, this won't work; if it can
display new parts of a line as they are written (and flushed), it might
be better. It should also be reasonably usable with screen readers. 

Note that "Scanning hardware" is the constant title, not the progress
bar text.

see shy jo

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