Clear being used on Linux under uxterm
|Original author(s)||Computer Systems Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley|
|Developer(s)||Various open-source and commercial developers|
|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.
- McElhearn, Kirk (2006). The Mac OS X Command Line: Unix Under the Hood. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0470113851.
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