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Old 04-21-2006
clear screen in g++

How do I clear screen in g++

I've included curses and tried compile with lcurses as per gcc but fails, I can clear by using system("clear") but would prefer to use the curses library if possible.
# 2  
Old 04-21-2006
In console mode, curses probably won't work, in X it should work just fine.

It sounds like you are in console mode so try this and see if it works:
Code:
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
int main(){
   char esc = 27;
   printf("%c%s",esc,"[2J");
   printf("%c%s",esc,"[1;1H");
   return 0;

These are ANSI tty control codes, so-called "ANSI escape sequences" which you can google for.
# 3  
Old 04-22-2006
did you try to use clrscr ?

call it with

clrscr();

it should work everywhere ...

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