This is really a function of the terminal emulation in which you run the program, and what commands must be issued to the terminal emulator in order to effect the operations you desire. In the gnat examples directory is a program called diners which positions the cursor in the window, but doesn't change colors. However, that program will show the techniques for manipulating the terminal window, and it can be easily extended to control color as well (if you have a terminal emulator that supports color). Another package for doing this is called curses, and an Ada binding to curses is available at. www.gnuada.org/linux/rpms/3.13p/glibc2.1/RPMS/i386/AdaCurses-5.2.2.i386.rpm ----- Original Message ----- From: "EDUARDO HASBUN ." <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: September 21, 2001 9:25 AM Subject: linux I'm learning ada for linux and i would like to know if there are any functions that clear the screen , move the cursor and change the text color for linux, and where i could get them.