In Linux, the “clear” command is used to clear the terminal screen, providing a clean slate for entering new commands and viewing the output. It removes all previous commands and output from the terminal window. Here’s how to use the “clear” command:
- Open a Terminal:
Launch a terminal emulator on your Linux system.
- Type the “clear” command:
Simply type “clear” and press Enter. For example:
- Clear the Terminal Screen:
The “clear” command will clear the terminal window, removing all previous commands, output, and scrollback history. The screen will become empty, ready for new input.
- Verify the Cleared Screen:
After running the “clear” command, you should see a blank terminal window with the command prompt at the top.
- Exiting the Command:
The “clear” command doesn’t produce any output unless there is an error. Once you clear the terminal screen, you can continue entering new commands or exit the terminal as needed.
The “clear” command is particularly useful when the terminal window becomes cluttered with previous commands and output. It provides a quick way to start with a clean screen, improving readability and allowing you to focus on new commands and their output.