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Teletypes were self contained units simply executing the code received. For most codes that simply meant printing a certain character and advance by one position. Others advanced paper by one line (LF), returned the carriage by one position (BS) returned the carriage to the begin of a line (CR) or rung a bell (BEL) All of this was done by mechanics using ...


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For actual Teletypes, which are electromechanical devices whose output is ink on paper, there were these ways to move the print position (there was no actual cursor): Carriage return: mechanically move typehead to column 1. Line feed: mechanically roll the paper Any printing character: move one place to the right after printing From memory, I don't think ...


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