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Clear the terminal screen

Terminal - Clear the terminal screen
ctrl-l
2009-03-18 17:38:49
User: mrttlemonde
143
Clear the terminal screen

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Terminal - Alternatives
clear
2011-09-28 04:02:07
User: nulluser
Functions: clear
1

works in /bin/bash

Ctrl+Shift+x
2012-02-03 20:21:35
User: gorrepati
0

Ctrl+L just rolls up your screen. Try Ctrl+Shift+X if you dont want to get confused between what was before on the screen, and what would be there when you run the next command

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What others think

also: tput clear

Comment by mpb 297 weeks and 1 day ago

@mpb: Command "clear" alone does the same.

@mrttlemonde: I actually found this one by mistake today. Good shortcut since I was a "clear" addict.

Comment by skinp 297 weeks and 1 day ago

It's the little things. :)

Comment by Williebee 297 weeks ago

Nice :)

Comment by Alanceil 297 weeks ago

This is great, if you have the emacs keyboard shortcuts enabled for your shell. If you have the vi keyboard shortcuts, this won't work.

Comment by atoponce 296 weeks and 6 days ago

For OS-X ctrl + l it is not really clean screen, it just move log up out current screen so you still able to scroll it.

When you press command + k it really clear console. As I know Linuxes behave similar, you should find right shortcut.

Comment by ab 227 weeks and 5 days ago

lovely!

Comment by phoenix24 207 weeks and 5 days ago

It is useful when you typing a command and you want to clear!:)

Comment by light13 206 weeks and 3 days ago

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