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tput — Initialize a terminal or query terminfo database

Summary :

The tput utility uses the terminfo database to make the values of terminal dependent capabilities and information available to the shell to initialize/reset/query the terminal.

Examples :

$ tput cols — Print the no of cols for the current terminal.

$ tput cup 10 5 — Move the CUrsor Position to Row 20 & Col 5.

$ tput smso — Starts highlighting

$ tput civis — Make the Cursor invisible

$ tput cnorm — Show Cursor

$ tput blink — Starts blinking the chars

$ tput bold — show chars in Light Bold

$ tput rev — Show chars in Reverse Video

$ tput rmso — Normal mode (No highlight/bold/blink)

$ tput longname — Show the long name of the current term.

$ tput reset — reinitialization of term with reset/init strings.

$ tput bold; echo — Just to test.

Read : man tput

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