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cursor position

The position of the cursor on the display screen. While in text mode, a display screen is capable of displaying a certain number of lines and a certain number of characters on each line. The cursor position is represented by the line number and the character number and signifies where the next character will be displayed. For example, cursor position 1,1 always indicates the upper-leftmost corner position on the terminal. Cursor position 10,30 indicates the 30th character position on the 10th line.

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