cursor Definition/General, op.cursor Command/Output Processor: Commands, cursor Definition/General

cursor

Command cursor Definition/General
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category General (155)
Description the underline or block which moves around the screen when characters are typed.

Cursors have various forms depending on the terminal: highlighted, blinking, reverse video, etc. In all cases, the cursor indicates where the next character typed is displayed on the screen. Cursor movement commands are used to position the cursor anywhere in the item without altering the text. The cursor actually moves on the screen of the CRT, but since the screen is only a window into the item, the cursor may be moved off the screen, forcing a screen redisplay or "scrolling" to the next screen.
Syntax
Options
Example
Purpose
Related tcl.term
proc.t
up.cursor.movement

op.cursor

Command op.cursor Command/Output Processor: Commands
Applicable release versions: AP
Category Output Processor: Commands (183)
Description outputs the text on the column and row specified.

If "column" or "row" is not specified with subsequent ".cursor" commands, the last specified value is used.

OP does not take into account any line or column position changes made by the ".cursor" command.

This may affect line wrapping and end of page processing.
Syntax .cursor {column}{,row}
Options
Example
.cursor 30,15

This line prints at column 30 and row 15.
Purpose
Related op.commands
op

cursor

Command cursor Definition/General
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category General (155)
Description the underline or block which moves around the screen when characters are typed.

Cursors have various forms depending on the terminal: highlighted, blinking, reverse video, etc. In all cases, the cursor indicates where the next character typed is displayed on the screen. Cursor movement commands are used to position the cursor anywhere in the item without altering the text. The cursor actually moves on the screen of the CRT, but since the screen is only a window into the item, the cursor may be moved off the screen, forcing a screen redisplay or "scrolling" to the next screen.
Syntax
Options
Example
Purpose
Related tcl.term
proc.t
up.cursor.movement