On Wed, 04 Jan 2006 10:01:56 -0000, Ross Bamford  
<rosco / roscopeco.remove.co.uk> wrote:

> On Wed, 04 Jan 2006 06:49:14 -0000, John Maclean <info / jayeola.org>  
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Chaps,
>>
>> MATLAB uses cls, in a bash shell I'd use clear. Is there a way to clear  
>> the contents of a terminal -safely-?
>>
>
> Safe, sure, reliable, probably not. But on most 'modern' systems I guess  
> this should work:
>
> 	puts "\e[2J"
>

or "\e[2J\e[0;0H" to home the cursor too.

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Ross Bamford - rosco / roscopeco.remove.co.uk