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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for clear (redhat section 1)

clear(1)						      General Commands Manual							  clear(1)

NAME
clear - clear the terminal screen
SYNOPSIS
clear
DESCRIPTION
clear clears your screen if this is possible. It looks in the environment for the terminal type and then in the terminfo database to fig- ure out how to clear the screen.
SEE ALSO
tput(1), terminfo(5) clear(1)