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Echo several blank lines

Terminal - Echo several blank lines
for i in `seq 1 100`;do echo;done
2010-09-07 09:55:35
User: javisol
Echo several blank lines

Sometimes I need to move several blank lines my terminal, I usually use this command, does anybody know a better one?



There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
perl -e 'print "\n"x100'
2010-09-07 10:11:10
User: SunX
Functions: perl

Perl variant of echo several blank lines command

yes '' | head -n100
jot -b '' 100

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What others think

To clear the terminal use the following:

tput clear
Comment by John_W 265 weeks and 4 days ago

Both are better than mine, thanks

Comment by javisol 265 weeks and 4 days ago

To be honest I can't imagine why somebody ever needs "several blank lines". To clear terminal, command 'clear' is used, or Ctrl+l if you need hotkey. If you want a script for studing try in zsh:

for i in {1..100};echo

Comment by zolden 265 weeks and 4 days ago

It's very simple, sometimes you are digging inside very large logs (cat |grep stuff). Usually I leave several blank lines between two cat|grep so I could scroll and find them easily. If I use Ctrl+L or clear I can't do that.

Comment by javisol 265 weeks and 3 days ago

BTW, I think tput clear has the same problem as Ctrl+L

Comment by javisol 265 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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