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Re: clearing the scrollback buffer in mintty
Andy Koppe wrote:
Lee said:This works fine even from a batch file. Thanks. And also works with 'xterm'.
For gui consoles, useThanks Dave, this works on 'xterm' but not on 'mintty'.
alias cls='echo -e "\033c"'
which does clear the scrollback buffer.
On 'mintty' it does a 'clear' (i.e., clears the screen),
rather than a 'cls' (i.e., clears the screen and
Thanks Lee. I entered issue 65 for this. Looks like PuTTY took a
different view from xterm as to whether the "Full Reset (RIS)"
sequence should clear the scrollback, but of course MinTTY is meant to
be compatible with xterm.
Meanwhile, this will do the reset and clear the scrollback:
alias cls='echo -e "\ec\e[3J"'
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