Clear the screen and list file

alias cls='clear;ls'
Clear the screen and list file

By: opexxx
2013-03-19 12:18:47

What Others Think

Hmm... I tend to use (letter L) to clear the screen. So I suggest making a change to your .inputrc That file controls the behaviour of readline (command history, keybindings, etc). Add this line to ~/.inputrc "\C-l" "clear; ls\n" You can change the binding, or commands to anything you like. \C means ctrl \M means meta (usually alt)
flatcap · 454 weeks and 3 days ago
Sorry, forgot to mention. Press "" to re-read the config file (or start a new shell).
flatcap · 454 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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