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clear the terminal screen

see also : tput



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##What does it do ?

clears the terminal screen
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clear clears your screen if this is possible. It looks in the environment for the terminal type and then in the terminfo database to figure out how to clear the screen.

clear ignores any command-line parameters that may be present.

see also

tput , terminfo

This describes ncurses version 5.9 (patch 20110404).

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