CLEAR(1) User Commands CLEAR(1)


NAME


clear - clear the terminal screen

SYNOPSIS


clear [term]


DESCRIPTION


The clear utility clears the terminal screen if this is possible. It
looks in the environment for the terminal type, if this is not already
specified by the term operand, and then looks up the terminfo database to
figure out how to clear the screen.

OPERANDS


term
Indicates the type of terminal. Normally, this operand is
unnecessary because the default is taken from the environment
variable TERM.


SEE ALSO


tput(1), attributes(7)


July 12, 2002 CLEAR(1)