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Hello. I have installed full distribution kit Slackware 12.1, but have not found there the program "clear" for screen clearing. It has appeared very much not conveniently. Somebody knows how to clear the screen in another way?
In advance thanks.
The 'clear' command is there. What terminal type? What happens when you issue the 'clear' from the cli within a terminal? You could try 'reset' from the terminal.
excerpt from 'man clear';
clear - clear the terminal screen
clear clears your screen if this is possible. It looks in the environ-
ment for the terminal type and then in the terminfo database to figure
out how to clear the screen.
clear ignores any command-line parameters that may be present.
clear is most certainly there, at least here it is, and I did not put it there myself .
to see where all the stuff related to clear can be found.
Finally, to answer your actual question: no, I do not know of any other way except by closing your present terminal and starting a new one.
Thanks! Ctrl+L has helped me
I could not find clear among packages for installation on a disk. Man too has not worked. Tried to find clear with the find - but has not helped.
reset too has not worked.
It is possible to draw a conclusion, that clear does not enter in Slackware 12.1 (at least at me).
Why not simply verify the presence/integrity of the ncurses package and eventually try to (re)install it? I'm not used to slackware, but the clear command is provided from ncurses as for other linux distributions.