Using backspace in echo to show process count

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http://www.unix.com – i have something like this Code: tablesName="abc def hij akn ... etc etc" count=0 for i in $tablesName do         echo -en "\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\bTableCount: $count"         count=`expr $count + 1`   done the above is just a description wha i need is when the loop executes the output should display in first cycle TableCount: 1 then in second cycle the above line should be erased and in same place instead of 1 it should display 2.... there shouldnt be any next line characters... all this should be done in same lin (HowTos)