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OS X: Clear the Terminal

Several different mechanisms exist for clearing a terminal window. Here are a few of them.


In the middle of a terminal session, it is often nice to blitz the screen and start anew. Here are a few ways of doing it.

The commonly used screen shortcut is the following:

CTRL + L

A command line function is nice when building scripts and such. Here is the one that is frequently used:

clear

David Kirk
David Kirk
David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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