FAQ 8.7: How do I clear the screen?

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Date: 10/27/04

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 04:03:01 +0000 (UTC)

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8.7: How do I clear the screen?

    If you only have do so infrequently, use "system":


    If you have to do this a lot, save the clear string so you can print it
    100 times without calling a program 100 times:

        $clear_string = `clear`;
        print $clear_string;

    If you're planning on doing other screen manipulations, like cursor
    positions, etc, you might wish to use Term::Cap module:

        use Term::Cap;
        $terminal = Term::Cap->Tgetent( {OSPEED => 9600} );
        $clear_string = $terminal->Tputs('cl');


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