Originally Posted by Arcosanti
Thanks for that info. I tried both and they worked. I think I'll make a symlink called cls and point it at clear since it is faster.
Note that while both will clear the terminal screen, they are indeed two very different commands.
initializes the terminal, part of which is to clear the screen.
simply clears the terminal screen.
If you simply want to clear the screen, use clear
. If your screen becomes garbled and chars are not displayed properly, then use the reset
See the manpages of both commands for more info.