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By command prompt, I mean that for instance: [root@hostname][~]#

I need to display a line 2 lines below the command promt

I can set the absolute position with

tput cup <x> 0

Kwowing the value of the vertical position of the command prompt would solve my problem

How can I know the vertial position of the command prompt in my terminal?

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See How to get the cursor position in bash on Stack Overflow. Essentially,

echo -en '\e[6n'
read -sdR CURSORPOS
CURSORPOS="${CURSORPOS#*[}"

$CURSORPOS will be <line>;<column>. Works for Gnome Terminal, XTerm, Linux console.

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