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    What is the command to clear the screen ?


    With MS-DOS there is the cls command to clear the screen. Does Linux has such an equivalent command ?

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    You answered that one yourself!
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    Hello

    You can find a nice listing of Linux commands here:

    Linux Command Directory - O'Reilly Media
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    There is a Linux command called apropos
    If you want to try to find a command based on what it does or might do you can use this.
    For instance you could type apropos clear screen, it it should return commands that relate to those words.

    apropos network would return commands like ifconfig and iwconfig.
    Maybe this might be helpful to you in the future.

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    clear
    This command is self explanatory...

    Search google next time

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    You can also quickly clear the terminal screen with ctrl-l

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    Quote Originally Posted by stber321 View Post
    clear
    This command is self explanatory...

    Search google next time
    Kind of ill mannered. This question was answered several hours earlier, anyway.

    Pheromix, if you spend some time in the /bin directory, reading the manuals for the programs there, you'll learn a lot, quickly. To rean the manual, type
    Code:
    man programname
    Most of the manuals aren't too difficult to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pheromix View Post
    With MS-DOS there is the cls command to clear the screen. Does Linux has such an equivalent command ?
    I hope (none of you) will accuse me of splitting hairs. I do need to point out that "Linux" has no command to clear the screen. The "clear" or Ctrl-L belongs to the shell (I'm guessing bash).

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    Probably worth noting that unlike cls in DOS, the clear command does not actually clear anything. Scrolling upward will reveal previous screen contents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudgen View Post
    Probably worth noting that unlike cls in DOS, the clear command does not actually clear anything. Scrolling upward will reveal previous screen contents.
    Good point, just a pseudo-clear.
    I wondered about that.

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