Clear being used on Linux under uxterm
|Developer(s)||Computer Systems Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley|
|Initial release||February 24, 1979|
|Operating system||Unix and Unix-like, KolibriOS|
clear is a computer operating system command which is used to bring the command line on top of the computer terminal. It is available in various Unix shells on Unix and Unix-like operating systems as well as on other systems such as KolibriOS.
Depending on the system, clear uses the terminfo or termcap database, as well as looking into the environment for the terminal type in order to deduce how to clear the screen. The Unix command clear takes no arguments and is roughly analogous to the command cls on a number of other operating systems.
One may use the reset command to erase every previous command.
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