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clear


SYNOPSIS

       clear


DESCRIPTION

       clear clears your screen if this is possible.  It looks in the environ-
       ment for the terminal type and then in the terminfo database to  figure
       out  how  to  clear  the  screen.   Some terminals can clear also their
       scrollback buffer to prevent access to potentially sensitive data.   If
       the  terminfo  entry for the terminal type contains extended capability
       E3, clear will use it to clear the scrollback buffer.

       clear ignores any command-line parameters that may be present.


SEE ALSO

       tput(1), terminfo(5)

       This describes ncurses version 5.9 (patch 20130511).

                                                                      clear(1)
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