The cross-platform Lua wrapper of the console manipulation library rlutil seems to have arrived at a certain milestone:
The API has been expanded, converging on the original scope of rlutil.
for i = 0 , 15 do
and much more further console fun for Windows, Linux and MacOS X.
Motivation behind it: using colors in the console on linux and windows:
and the original library : https://github.com/tapio/rlutil