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Old 04-07-2002
Help me with this Shell Program

Now, am in a very tight situation here. I really dont expect anyone to understand but please, try your best.

am trying to right a program that goes back to the previous entry to correct a mistake.

heres what am trying to do. i write a program like this

Name : James Holgston
Address : -
Phone :

now, after the user enters a name for the name field and the cursor is now in the address field, how do I make the cursor go back to the name field and erase the previous entry to allow the user to enter a new entry. I was basically able to return the cursor the the previous field but I couldn't figure out how to clear the previous field. all i was able to do was bring the cursor up to the first letter of the previous field but was not able to delete the entire entry automatically.

say, after I entered James Holgston and now the cursor is blinking on the Address field, how do I go back to the field where James Holgston is and delete that name upon the arrival of the cursor.

is there any hack I can add to my script??
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Old 04-08-2002
How are you accessing fields? Using curses? Which shell are you using? need more information to assist you. Post some sample code where you think the problem is.

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