How to clear the screen (again)?

John R Hanson JRSON@NetZero.Net
Tue Aug 31 23:49:00 GMT 1999

A mailing list search on this topic might prove fruitfull.-)

echo.exe -n \\033[H\\033[2J

On Sun, 15 Aug 1999 16:01:55 -0400, you wrote:

>Hi, Guys:
>I am running cygwin on win98 and trying to find a command to clear the
>screen for me.   I have searched through the mailing list archive for
>answers.  But ^L as suggested by Ian Zimmerman doesn't work.  I also
>downloaded the ncurses package as suggested by Michael Hirmke, but as
>the README file says, it seems to work on windows NT only.  When I try
>to use it, it gives me an error read as: 'cygwin': unknown terminal
>type.  Anymore helps?
>-- Leo
>Leo J. LEE
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